Sunday, 30 September 2018

A long weekend in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

I have made it my mission this year to visit as many countries in Asia as possible whilst living in Singapore for a short time. My first visit to Malaysia was Kuala Lumpur. I was seriously impressed. and knew I definitely wanted to see more of this beautiful country. I had hardly seen the Cameron Highlands mentioned on any travel guides but locals had advised us that it was a really unique place to visit so I was very happy when my partner suggested he would research it, book it all and I could just turn up!

Friday, 28 September 2018

Cameron Highlands Resort hotel

Having been a British expat in Singapore for a few months, I was really starting to really miss some aspects of home. From the cool climate (yes really, I missed it!) to my favourite traditional British grub, I was really craving a taste of the UK. That is where the Cameron Highlands came in. Known for its beautiful cool temperatures and breathtaking scenery with British foodie touches thrown in, this place came highly recommended by my partner's Singaporean colleagues. This was my second visit to Malaysia as I'd already visited and loved Kuala Lumpur: you can read my 48 hour guide to this diverse city here.

When looking for a place to stay in the Cameron Highlands, one place stood out amongst all others. We stayed at the 5* Cameron Highlands Resort, an exquisite spa hotel in Pahang.

At first glance when pulling up to the Cameron Highlands Resort, you could almost be in the Lake District in the UK. With its black and white design, lush green surroundings and beautiful trees I knew immediately that this was going to be a relaxing break. The hotel was an extension of a traditional 1930s cottage and has very much retained its heritage, with very traditional architecture.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Things to do in Singapore when it's raining

What better time to write this than on a grey and drizzly morning in Singapore where I can hardly see out of the window? Yes, that's right, Singapore is not sunny every day even though the temperature barely drops below 30°c. I thought I'd use this morning indoors to write a handy guide for those visiting or living here: thing to do in Singapore when it's raining.

First things first, if it is your first time visiting Singapore I'd highly recommend reading my 48 hour Singapore guide first; will enable you to cover off the main sights and it is packed with handy tips I have picked up living here!