Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Clearwater Sanctuary..

How do i get started? well, let's see.. today was supposed to be a taiping zoo trip but because we couldn't get any tickets (no tix to taiping) in medan gopeng yesterday, we had 2nd thoughts whether it's a good idea to actually go thru all tht trouble just to see animals~!.. Kinda figured tht it wasn't worth it (duh~!) and we decided to go to this clearwater sanctuary for sports instead which is located in batu gajah...
It was almost a failure cause we couldn't get anyone to drive... We needed 2 cars and yee weng is one tht confirmed can be driven.. then it's supposed to be boon jin but because of some circumstances, he couldn't drive there (not to mention he chose not to go with us).. Just as we were telling everyone tht it's cancelled, miraculously, yvonne's parents let her drive there but with a condition; she has to fetch her mum at 1pm.. (yay~! trip's still on)

And since we have to be back early, we have to depart early... met up in cgmc at 7am.. and we have new company~! king pui and king fu.. they followed yee weng's car there together along with jason ling and ian.. while ferdi, me and michelle followed yvonne's car...
Took us about 40min to reach there.. our first impression was like.. woww, this is the country life.. with lakes and trees all around us.. but anyway, we started off with tennis.. spent an hour playing tht (8am-9am).. king pui was v good though.. could even defeat jason ling easily.. haha.. while yweng doesn't have a racquet, he go play basketball and did some slam dunk in one of those kiddy lil basketball ring... haha.. and while ferdi and i was being a noob, we played with each other while the girls joined us later for a mixed doubles... (finally i learned how to serve.. poor noobs..)

next stop, we went cycling after much consideration.. this was the 'major' event for us la.. haha.. since there were 9 of us and 5 aren't members... we split up the cost cause a bike costs RM10 per hour for non members.. but it was a good investment.. we cycled all around the place, venturing thru beautiful scenaries, golf courses..(there was once we were chased by a golf cart cause we werent' to cycle near the golf courses) but our 'major' destination was to go to the "anna and the king" set.. we cycled thru upslope and downslopes, thru rocky and sandy earth, just to seek this anna and the king thingy.. and after much sweat and muscle strain, we finally found an illegal entrance into the thing.. by then, we were all exhausted and tired out from cycling for more than an hour.. (and tht's why we rushed thru the place fearing we have to pay extra for the bikes)
we took this one BIG bend to find the place.. but turns out to be very near the clubhouse (our pit stop for free cold water) and ian felt v exotic to be inside an abandoned place.. ;P

once we returned the bike, all of us just sat down dead on benches facing the pool.. oh, and the pool was v well decorated and nicely placed.. with weird shapes and a 'mini waterfall' (higher 3m pool to a lower 1.5m one) and since the water looks tempting (and it's almost 11am), we swam right after we took back our breathe...
all of us swam except for the girls and ferdi... we played a fool and had fun there.. taking pictures, doing sommersaults, throwing ppl into the water (not to mention kicking ferdi into the pool).. haha.. we raced with each other, talking to each other in the water and all those stupid stuff.. it's more of a leisure sport, where it wasn't strenous and there's tree above us covering us from the sun... it was superb... it's like living a life in a resort.. haha.. and since the clock's pointing noon, we took our bathe, preparing to have lunch and leave... and good news came~! von's dad called her and told her tht she need not be back so soon... cause he'll be fetching her mother... how sweet of her dad to be so understanding..

Haha..and lunch was another adventure.. at first, we wanted to eat at the clubhouse but everything was so expensive.. fried rice costs RM10 (but members have 35% disc).. everything looks so expensive, so, everyone decided to journey back to ipoh to eat.. (did i mention tht we didn't even have breakfast?!) But while we were driving out of the club, i suddenly came out with an idea to go to kampar to have chicken bun for lunch... haha... all of them got conned by me.. i told them it's just somewhere nearby..(or so i thought so).. but it turns out, we had to journey back to simpang pulai.. and took the other turn to go to kampar which took like another 30min maybe? haha... seeing all the food stalls by the side of the road tempted us to stop by and hv some tid bits.. lol...
but we journeyed on and reached kampar at around 1pm or so... we went back to this kam ling restaurant where i ate the last time i went to kampar with the capt ball ppl.. at first, we ordered one Large Chicken Bun and one plate of Fried Rice.. but after finishing all of them, everyone said tht they were still hungry and ordered another Large Chicken Bun.. and the large one means LARGE.. which costs RM35 per bun.. but since they said it's brunch and all of them were hungry.. haha.. it was well worth it.. it was delicious la.. and all of our stomach are filled up when we stepped out of the restaurant.. costs RM10 per person...

After tht only we went back home... at first, we decided to go to the newly opened Giant.. but when we reached to the pantai puteri hospital there, it started to rain heavily and we decided not to go anymore since we were all tired and it was raining... reached home at about 3 plus... and i slept till 8pm.. haha... all in all, it was a fun trip.. kinda like a road trip + sports in a club.. haha.. a memory to remember...


the pools


relaxing right in front of the pool..


what the hell is ian trying to hide?!


the non-swimmers


tennis


cycling


at the anna and the king site


alien invasion..

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