Weekend getaway – Club Med Cherating

Club Med Cherating was a great luxurious holiday experience I had over the weekend! A friend of mine got complimentary vouchers and invited me along (for which I am extremely grateful for!)

At first, I thought it would be like any other holiday – relax, chill by the beach & do whatever activities that were available but it turned out to be a life changing-eye-opening experience.

*Interesting fact almost every G.O. told me : Club Med Cherating is in the Guinness World Records as the longest wooden structure in the southern hemisphere! And *i heard* the structure was built in such a way to conserve all the natural trees that were existing on the landscape. Hence, the never ending corridors. 850m to be exact. *info here* 😉

What I loved:

1) Friendly & Enthusiastic G.O’s 

When we first arrived, we were greeted by enthusiastic and friendly G.O.’s.We were given welcome drinks and cold towels before being briefed about the in and outs of the resort. That was a beginning of one of many friendships! They are really dedicated to making each guest feel special and also dedicated to their jobs (even practicing for events late into the night!) with huge smiles throughout the day! By the end of our trip, we had made so many G.O friends we did not want to leave! Take time to talk to them and find out their life stories. 🙂

All the amazing full-of-energy G.O. team! I miss them lots!
All the amazing full-of-energy G.O. team during night performance! I miss them lots!
Beautiful reception area. Photo credit : Club Med Cherating
Beautiful reception area. Photo credit : Club Med Cherating

2) Our Room

We got the Superior Room facing an open green area. Absolutely loved the decoration and the view from our room!

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We even got a farewell present from the housekeeping department! <3
We even got a farewell present from the housekeeping department! ❤
Being a designer, I really loved being in this "Kampung" themed architectural village. Great experience!
Being a designer, I really loved being in this “Kampung” themed architectural village. Great experience!
It was refreshing to wake up to the green surrounding instead of the hazy sky and tall buildings in Kl!
It was refreshing to wake up to the green surrounding instead of the hazy sky and tall buildings in Kl!

3) Private Beach 

What’s better than chillin’ on the beach, a cocktail in hand, clear blue skies above you listening to the waves crash against the sea bank? It’s great here at club med where the sky is always blue & cocktails are free flow all day long!

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My favorite spot was on the rock climbing side! Bring your mats and sit on the sand and look out onto the beautiful blue sky in the afternoon/evening if you prefer being in the shade. If not, morning is great for sun-tanning!
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Walkway to the Zen pool, Rembulan Restaurant & the beautiful beach! You can invite your favorite G.O.’s to dinner at the Rembulan for a nice fancy fine dining dinner. Highly recommended experience. 😀

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4) Land & Water Activities

I absolutely loved the activities offered here:

i) The treetop challenge – It’s kind of like skytrex if you’ve ever tried that before. Not as intimidating as it looks to be honest. Flying fox experience is definitely the best part!

It's not as intimidating as it looks. Give it a go and you won't regret it!
It’s not as intimidating as it looks. Give it a go and you won’t regret it!

ii) Circus- Trapeze

THIS was challenging. First having to climb almost 7meters up to the top and then to hold on to the bar and jump off the platform was just the beginning! Having to try to lift myself onto the bar was the biggest challenge. I tried twice but failed. Falling into the net and getting off it was cool though.

Photo credit : Farah Zulkifli's blog

Photo credit : Farah Zulkifli

iii) Rock Climbing

i thought this was going to be a typical rock climbing structure where you climb the wall but it turned out to be an actual part of a cliff, which was even better. (LOL). Honestly, it was really tough for me as it was my first time. I had help from the trainers (both of which were pretty hot guys!) Coming down was fun once i got the hang of it!

Photo  Credit : Club Med Cherating
Photo Credit : Club Med Cherating

iv) Zen Pool

This is a quiet pool area as the name suggests and it offers a beautiful view of the south china sea, perfect for lying around and soaking up the sun! Oh, and only those aged 18 and above are allowed here! 😉

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Other activities here include Archery, sailing, kayaking, etc. You can also join the sunrise/sunset yoga and other fun activities scheduled at the gym! 🙂

5) Free flow of food, alcohol, snacks, wine, coffee etc

It’s a real treat to have snacks all day long, buffet spreads, wines, beers, juices etc! Can’t find your favorite cocktail on the menu? Ask the friendly bartenders to make it for you! 😀

The coffee at breakfast was bad though. The bitter coffee available was just unacceptable. Maybe it was a bad weekend for the restaurant but i hope they will upgrade it. :/  Otherwise, overall the buffet spread was yummy! Do try out the Rembulan Restaurant from some fancy romantic fine dining experience.

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Desserts were yummy. Try the macaroon & the house made ice cream! Peppermint was our favorite!
Desserts were yummy. Try the macaroon & the house made ice cream! Peppermint was our favorite!
Snack at the noodle bar if you're hungry in the afternoon!
Snack at the noodle bar if you’re hungry in the afternoon!

I wish words could describe the trip we had other than it was amazing, fantastic, and life changing experience which it truly was.

With some of the G.O.s
With some of the G.O.s

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We look forward to going back again and hopefully being able to visit other club med’s around the world! Maldives would be great!!! 😀

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Weekend getaway – Club Med Cherating

Korea – Day 1 Plan

So remember I planned to go to Korea? Well, its happening! And I am really excited! Here are the list of places I am looking forward to going to :-

1) Gyeongbokgung Palace –  This is near Anguk Station. The photos of this place look amazing and apparently we can get an intergrated palace pass which would give me access to 4 palaces (Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksungong Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) and the Jongmyo Shrine. Ah, but my brother’s do not want to visit all the palaces. Such a shame. I hope I can visit them all in the end! In case i cant, I will need to choose one. Gyeongbokgung is my first choice i think. Hmm.

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Changdeokgung Palace  (Option 1) 

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Changgyeonggung Palace – Opt 2

2) Insadong – This is supposed to be a really artsy place. Lots of art and exhibitions and crafts to be found here! And this mall, Ssamziegil is like a must go place! Refer photos which i have taken from the internet below :-Image

Photo Credit To this Blog

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I got these two photos from here

So far that’s what I’ve got. I do wanna go to Nami Island but let’s leave that for another night! 🙂

Korea – Day 1 Plan

Korea- Decided to go!

So as per my previous entry where I was indecisive as to whether I wanted to go or not….i finally decided to go. I booked my ticket and I am really excited!

Currently am working on a list of places I want to visit. Among which include the traditional village in Bukchon and the Ice museum/bar in Hong Dae. I am really excited! Haha.

Although as I booked my ticket for Feb, I will need to either invest in or borrow some winter jackets from my friends! Haha. I hope it snows!!! It would then be my first snow experience. LOL.

Okay! I am off to watch a musical at KLCC tonight. Looking forward to it!

Korea- Decided to go!

Korea – To go or not to go?

Ah. Its been two weeks, almost coming up to three weeks that I’ve been thinking about this.

Whether to go or not to go to Korea this coming Chinese New Year.

There are pro’s and Con’s and I cant decide. So I’ve decided to come up with a list:

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Has anyone been to korea during February? Do you have any comments/tips? Haha.

To be REALLY honest, I just really really want to go. A little worried I wont be able to get leave for the

dates that I want and also mainly of the weather. Whether I will be able to enjoy seoul in the winter. Or

will the weather be a major problem that leads to disappointment. 😦

Or should i just book my ticket and don’t over think it? nguh. I dont know. 😦

Korea – To go or not to go?