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Overnite in Teratak Riverview, Sg Bernam Tg Malim

Boring jugak kalu 4 hari di rumah..kepala bolih pusing..travel to hot spots might not be a smart move since CNY crowd will be unbearable. So "anak" sorang tu suggest why not picnic di Sg Bernam, Tg Malim. Not far and still clear water.



Why not...sleepover? just pack an overniter, check if ade chalet kosong, ...stay semalam lah...when? we must avoid the north coming exodus on Tuesday 16th, so we planned for Sunday 14th and return on Monday15th.

When we woke up around 9 around Sunday, "anak" "ter"suprised about the picnic.. but tabik lah sebab go along with the plan

Question was, orang picnic pagi, ni dah jam 9am, pukui brape nak sampai nih? tu le concern the other rudely awaken homosapien on the other end. Jawapnye..relaxlah..akak baru nak mandi, then nak gi breakfast then go market. Balik nak masak lagi..so, when will we go..when you get here...

Tu lah baru ori holiday....we get there, when we get there....

Menu for picnic:
1. Pasta with bolognaise sauce
2. Spagetti with roasted parmesan meat sauce
3. Whole melon

Around 3pm, we managed to pack our a**** into the car after loading in the boot with what look like stuff for a 3 day trip.. .

Then a change of plan, another close friend just woke up and decided to come along. So descend le "anak" dari our car and into her car to pick up the friend. So we went ahead and to wait for them at the river.

Trip across the Selangor-Perak border was smooth and fast. 50m passed the border (before the traffic light), we took the right junction towards the resort.



Sorry friends, my sms was "turn left" instead...

Once you are in the small winding kampung tarred kampung road,our phone lines are out of coverage. The 4 km stretch was very compromising. Plenty of cars and picnickers, so be prepared to have your car "1 hun" from the ditch to let outcoming cars to pass thru..

We reached one of the 2 resorts around 5pm, Teratak Riverview. They have done total makeover, the once down-trodden warung is now replaced by a spanse Dewan Makan, overhanging the river.



The deco was so naturally unique and welcoming. We were so impressed with the meja/kerusi. They are made using whole timber..kayu rengas kalu tak silap. All from the surrounding jungle. Kayunye memang solid and cantik tapi prepnye agak leceh sebab kalu alah, bolih gatal satu badan, just by walking under it's tree. Before it can be used, the whole timber need to be burnt. Thumbs up for the settings, memang amat menarik...kalu le dapat kebas se set...

I found the owner;s wife, Kak Ana, so welcoming also. She's was preparing dinner for a big group having Kem Solat. I had to wait for the husband, Abg Hakim to confirm any bilik kosong.An hour later, he was back and we got ourselves 2 chalets but quite far apart. About then, the other car arrived (sesat le sbb ikut my "direction" ).

Goods news!..we have a place to stay..mmm..sorry kak..saya tak tidur.. ....no hal..for that..I got a bear hug...





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Yang menawannye..."Bile nak bayar bilik".."Nanti nanti lah..balik nanti.." Nak order makan?" "Yes, next day breakfast and lunch for 5" " How much?" "RM5 for breakfast and RM7 for lunch".."Ok..set...let's mandi"





Berdebus..byk air kat sini..tak mcm Tekala..petang air tak da dah.. Ade kolam lagi dgn slide. Tapi no other kids pulak mau get in the pool when the 6 of us where making waves



Around 7ish, Abg Hakim announced the pool is closed for maghrib and is re-opened at 8pm. So dengan rase hormatnye, we all "nyorok-nyorok" le balik chalet. Al maklumle..chalet sebelah surau.. Lama jugakle nunggu bawah pokok betik, sampai Pak Imam selesai doa



Habis je, terus ke dewan, makan packed picnic food. Then masuk balik kolam and only keluar after Ian tercedera sikit . Sambung balik makan, sambil glance nasi campur group Kem Solat tuh..





Nearly 10 le jugak, Azah, Biah and Ian left and we beransur le balik chalet to clean up and call it a day. Masuk masuk je chalet, berpuluh puluh serangga hutan berjemaah plak dalam chalet we all. Bebudak terjerit jerit lah..malu o...selalu masuk hutan, pun takut ke.. ..Nasib baik le ade Shelltox menyelamatkan...normallah kan, dalam hutan..memangle banyak serangga..

Ape yg unique is, the sleeping arrangement. There are no beds, instead they built a pangkin about waist height and lay down 2 queen size mattresses to sleep about 4-6 people. Fan is provided but electricity only from 7pm to 7am, running on generators. No hot shower and as it got deeper in the wee hours of the night, it was chilly....fan pun dah sejuk..





Breakfast was ready for us when we entered the dewan. They have made a seperate mini buffet for 5 of usl. Menu is mee hoon goring with a sizable prawns and chicken bits. A huge teko of tea-O. Looks like a feast for 20...banyaknye Kak Ana...

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Lepas makan, we lepak lepak main kad, boring juga nih...no paper, no magazine..kalu mai balik, bawak games and books lah..tapi memang santai..watching the growing crowd mandi manda.



Chalet tu pun provide "boya" for "rafting. Itulah attraction di sini..memang seronok. The river was fast and shallow. You will have wonderful time bumping along..







Ade juga firefox but have to be arranged ahead. According to Abg Hakim, they need 6 staff, to check and handle the set-up, safety in mind of course.

Dah penat mandi, we all explore le other facilities. Yg we all notice ade dewan for 4WDs campers, ade 2 hostels to accomodate about 40 per unit, on double decker beds. Toilets and kitchen provided. There are also tents to rent. You can also arrange for 4WD adventure trip into the jungle.















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Lunch pun a feast for 10. Menu is nasi putih, ayam masak merah, sop soohon, sayur taugeh, biah tembikai and air bandung satu jag besar gedabak..







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We left for home around 3pm and settled the bil.

All in all, food is generously provided. Accomodation is basic but acceptable. River is clean. Stay here is worthy of the cost. Thumbs up for the friendliness of the hosts.. Booking ade sikit risiko, since they are only contactable during weekdays and only thru sms on weekends...no strong phone line/signal around

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Cost:
1. Chalet for 6 RM85/nite
2. Food for 5 RM40
3. Facilities-FOC

Total: RM125


Teratak Riverview:
Hakim 019 2211662
Hana 017 353 2022


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