Cameron Highlands MDR – Strawberry Park Resort – 29th April – 1st May 2017
Come and enjoy the cool tranquil surroundings of the Cameron Highlands with HOG on Saturday 29th April through to Monday the 1st May 2017. From your first lungful of fragrant highland air, sweat and stress evaporate. In Malaysia's largest hill-station area, the breeze is freshened by eucalyptus, fuzzy tea plantations roll into the distance, and strawberry farms snooze under huge awnings.
Named after explorer Sir William Cameron, who mapped the area in 1885, the highlands were developed during the British colonial period. Gardens, bungalows and even a golf course sprang up during the 1930s, making the Cameron Highlands a refuge from the heat and a chance to relax.
Temperatures in these 1300m to 1829m heights in April/May average a high of 23°C, and a low of 16°C – so a long sleeved sweater might be a requirement in the evenings. This fresh climate will inspire you to pick strawberries and enjoy afternoon tea.
Push off will be early Saturday morning from GP from where we will ride towards Ipoh and turn right to head up into the plateau to our hotel, the Strawberry Park Resort, close to location of “Moonlight” bungalow; the scene of the mysterious disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1967. There will be welcome drinks upon arrival, and wet towels to “de-grime”.
Strawberry Park Resort is a boutique hotel tucked away in the countryside of Tanah Rata, hidden among the hills and rainforest about 3km away from town. The hotel offers luxury accommodation furnished in contemporary style and we have made reservations for the studio rooms. All rooms feature an exceptionally spacious environment with satellite television, wifi Internet access, plush beds, attached bathroom and private balcony. Facilities at the resort include restaurants, meeting rooms, sports courts, boutique spa, sauna and indoor swimming pool. The hotel also offers a number of local tours that can be organized from countryside tours, forest walks. 4x4 trails etc. Details of the hotel facilities and tours can be found at http://www.strawberryparkresorts.com/.
The studio rooms are available with either a king size bed or a twin room with 2 single beds. Included in the package will be 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, and a BBQ buffet dinner held on the verandah on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm which is complimentary for HOG members.
Total No Rooms: 25
No Rooms Room Type Cost/room for 2 nights
8 Studio Room Sharing – King Size Bed S$166
17 Either Studio Room Sharing – Twin (2 Single Beds) S$166
Or Studio Room Single Occupancy S$153
Secure bike parking is provided at the hotel and further details will be provided closer to the date.