Bentong Market, Chamang Waterfall & Durian Plantation Weekend Retreat
(10 slots reserved for Grouphunt Members on this highly sought after durian & adventure trip!)
What's the plan ?
- Friday, June 2, 2017, 8:30 PM
- Marsiling (NS8) MRT Station 71 Woodlands Avenue 3, Singapore 73904
1 short weekend yet with 4 main highlights
(I) Indulge in Nature Paradise : Get yourself closer to the grass, the river, the trees and the sky. Hear the wind blowing and water flowing. Observe the field of stars in the bowl of the heavens, as you fall asleep to the bubbly melodies of cicada. Slow down your pace and feel the real you.
(II) Fresh food market of Bentong : buying & preparing [as a team] for fresh local ingredients for our group steamboat dinner in the Eco-Resort. You will truly interact with the farmers how to select the freshest ingredients.
(III) CHAMANG WATERFALL
(IV) DURIANS Durians !
Where are we doing this ?
Sook Yi : "This is a great place for friend gathering, relax and nice place to enjoy the natural life . We love this place so much . nice to meet the helpful and friendly staff there."
Where are we staying is the highlight :
The Plantation Eco Resort, 川林休闲露营区
James Law :"This is an ideal place for city residents like us to get away from the hustle and bustle of large crowd, and integrate into lush of greenery nature environment. During our stay, we enjoyed making our own homemade food in the large, spacious and well equipped kitchen. At noon, we dipped ourselves in the cool and refreshing water. In the evening, we had a barbecue dinner. At night, we slept and listened to crickets and other unknown insects making their happy sounds .... It's really an unforgettable experience."
Totally unlike hotels, The Plantation Eco Resort includes a futuristic open concept sleeping area, living halls, kitchen with all necessary equipment, and a panoramic view of the lush green landscape, and a hall equipped with an audio system. This resort runs on sustainable solar power and uses a chemical-free water filtration system to ensure sustainability and to conserve the natural surroundings. At The Plantation, you can enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen as well. Recreation at the property includes water tubing, swimming in the bay, star gazing, and cycling.
When night falls, the temperature at the resort can be cool like 22-25 deg C. Fresh cool air from the forest !
We will be Sleeping with Unlimited Nature ambience & free flowing forest fresh air. (Mosquito net provided) .... The best way to know this event is PHOTOS !
For more photos ... Highly recommend to go to : http://theplantationproject.com/
As night falls, monitor the glimmering expanse of the night sky for stars and extra-terrestrial beings - accompanied by the symphony of crickets and night critters while enjoying the steamboat you have prepared with your teammates.
Your Pool surrounded by Nature !
See more pictures at :
Google photos : http://bit.ly/25aZqnd
The Bentong District covers an area of 1,831 km² and includes the hill resort of Genting Highlands. Bentong is a relatively chilly town in Pahang famous for ginger, beancurd, pineapple puffs, wanton noodle, and various fresh fruits and vegetables.
Bentong market (Pasar Raya) is one of the attraction in Bentong especially on weekends. Read below for more info & why we must visit this place.
We will have our fill of sumptuous breakfast in Bentong Market. You can find traditional local cuisine in & around the marketplace. Lots of traditional kopitiam selling favorite food like "yong tau fu", "Wanton noodle", "Nasi Lemak" that are totally different from Singapore and it is a MUST EAT !
Durians Season :
Bentong & Karak region is famous for Durians [Musa King] ! Usually Jun - Aug is the season. For Durians lovers - Our plan to buy & share the cost as a group & enjoy them in our resort after our steamboat dinner ! [but due to climate change, the season is sometimes unpredictable - so this feast is may not be a sure thing]
Steamboat dinner Plan :
Plan is to have 2 different soup base : Spicy Option : Mala Steamboat or Laksa (TBC) & Non-Spicy option : Bah Ku Teh (TBC). All the vegetables, meat & seafood will be sourced & purchased by YOU as a team in the Bentong market. Ice box will be brought along. The buying process will be fun as you get to see very fresh food & buy them. Preparating & eating as a team will be the next fun thing !
========== Suggested Itinerary ======
---> Day 0
Meet & greet & depart for CIQ
Overnight drive to destination
---> Day 1
Reached Bentong Market, breakfast on yr own
Sourcing & buying ingredients for steamboat
Early lunch or pack food for lunch @ Resort
Arrived at The Plantation
Check in & relax
Optional activities : Water tubing, volleyball, cycling
Preparation & Self-cooked steamboat
Campfire show and dance on your own
Chillax / Sing under the starry night / star glazing
---> Day 2
Wake up with the forest, fresh air & blue sky
Check out & depart for Chamang Waterfall
Stop all activities, wash up & head home
Lunch along the way [BYO]
Drive back home
Free & Easy in Johor (if time allow)
Home Sweet Home
===> Cost To pay & Includes :
**Please note that when you pay through Grouphunt, you have already secured yourself a slot on the trip. A follow up email containing further instructions will be sent to you within 24 hours upon payment.**
30 pax & below : SGD 170
31 pax & above : SGD 160
When the trip exceeds 30 pax, a refund of $10 will be made to you.
-> 2-ways transport SIN - Resort - SIN in AC coach
-> 1 Nights Accommodation in Resort Unique commual accommodation : see photos (lady & man separated - no single, twin or double)
-> 2 meals (Self-cook & prepared Steamboat Dinner with 2 soup base + 2nd day Breakfast)
-> Dessert [drinking water are boiled]
-> Coffee & Tea (All assortment)
-> Water Tubing (Floats and life jackets),
-> 3 x Complimentary bicycles (More bicycles will cost RM35 per bicycle)
-> Resort Facilities: Indoor Hall, Kitchen with cooking stove, Barbecue/Steamboat facilities, kettle, cutleries, utensils, rice cooker and water dispenser
-> Entrance fees to Chamang Waterfall
-> Tonnes of fun, nature & soft adventure !
> Personal Travel Insurance (highly advised)
> Meals not included : Day 1 breakfast & lunch. Day 2 lunch & dinner
> Any other items not mentioned in *includes* list above