I think it is needless to say now that it was another early start because every day is. Everyone was told to check-out by 9 as we have about a 2 hours trip to Kampung Lonek in Negeri Sembilan.
A 119 km trip only means one thing.. catch up on SLEEP!
After about two hour or so we reached our destination. And what a pleasant sight it is to wake up to. Definitely a sight for sore eyes, especially after spending two nights in the concrete jungle that is Kuala Lumpur.
I must say that it was not I expected. Such a pleasant surprise.
We were greeted with traditional music and kids in Minangkabau costumes. Those who were is still in half sleepy were surely awaken by vibrant welcome.
Everyone was feeling rather hungry after the long trip, so we were all happy to see that they've got some refreshments and local 'kuehs' (cakes) for us.
We were welcomed by Hjh Badariah Ahmad, Manager of Kampung Lonek Homestay. She gave us a brief history of the homestay and the facilities available.
Before we start with activities, of course the mandatory group shot is a must. It was quite challenging to do due to large group and limited space, hence I can mange the side view above. Bus 2 gets to ride the tram first and tour the surrounding of Kampung Lonek Homestay.
It might be a village homestay but they've got modern facilities all around.
The scenery all around was simply calming and refreshing.
First stop was at Ternakan Lebah Kelulut, a farm that harvest honey from non-stinging bees. It was pretty cool but as usual I got a little paranoid of a rouge bee stinging me.
Next we had a chance to see how Dodol is made. Everyone was welcome to have a go at stirring the Dodol.
After 'mengacau dodol', we walked next door to experience 'mengemping padi', the process to make rice flakes from padi grains.
We also had chance to tour the homes that are available for rent. It is easy to book, simply head to Agoda.
Before lunch, all the delegates had a chance to plant a tree on their country's behalf to commemorate the visit to Kampung Lonek.
As we sat for lunch, the celebrity bride and groom made their way to the Pelamin on the stage. Of course, this is a pretend Malay wedding ceremony.
We were entertained with more Malaysian cultural dances as we enjoyed our lunch. After all were smiles, it is time again for more games!
The 'Tarik Upih' must be the most hilarious one of them all. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. Check out the video at the end of this post to see the hilarious race.
The ladies of Team Brunei who did quite well at Coconut Bowling.
After the games, there was a Hi-Tea and prize presentation session. The top winners of the 3 games were Team Cambodia, Team Thailand and Team Laos.
After saying our good-byes, we were on the road again making our way to Grand Lexis at Port Dickson where we will spend a night.
We reached the Grand Lexis just when the sun was setting down. But unfortunately, it's a gloomy day so there was no sunset.
And that is the end of Day 3. Needless to say it was super tiring but totally fun too. I'll leave you with the video of the fun we had at Kampung Lonek Homestay below.
- Soo Wincci
- Alvin Anthons
- Cindy Chen
- Mytha Lestari
- Terry Puteri
- Isabella De Leon
- Kem Seyha
- Yem Sam Onn
- Kong Chansreymom
- Annabelle Voo Pei Pei
- Maethi Thapthimthong @ Tayme
- Ying Kanyapatch
- Khin Wai Phyo Han
- Nann Myat Phyo Thinn
- Touly Bidalack
- Duong Mac Anh Quan
- Si Thanh
See ya next on Day 4.