Remember the prize I won? Luckily I made early reservation. There were only 2 rooms left when I booked. I decided on 28th-29th March because this is the only time I’m free in the weekend as I’m having my semester break.
Our plan was to start our journey at 9.30am but who knows my relatives decided to go to the graveyard for the annual Qing Ming ritual on that very morning even though the actual day is next week, so we went to the graveyard first before making our trip. We left home at almost 11am.
The views you see here are what greeted us on the way to Sematan. It’s about one and half hour drive from Kuching. It’s been a long long time not going to Lundu or Sematan with my family. We stopped by my aunt’s house at Lundu to use the toilet and to ask for direction coz we forgot how to go. The last time we went was in 2004 if not mistaken.
Finally, we reached. The security this time is stricter compare to the last time I went. The security guard will ask you the purpose of going there. If you are not staying there, you will need to pay RM2(adult) and RM1(child) to go in even if you only plan for a visit.
At almost 1pm, I checked in and the receptionist was surprised to see me because she just thought of me and I turned up in front of her after that. She was wondering whether I’ll be there or not as I was supposed to reach there earlier but reached there later.
Was surprised that there’s dinner and breakfast included. So our plan was my bro and I went for dinner and my parents went for the breakfast. Since my dad couldn’t eat any seafood for the moment so it’s easy to decide ;p Since we got lots of food supply from the graveyard visit that morning, my parents ate those for dinner. Will talk about the buffet in next post.
Our room. The room is spacious enough. Even though it’s only for 2 pax, it can fit in roughly 4-6 people(provided you don’t mind to sleep on hard surface) ;p So the four of us shared a room.
Was quite surprise with the TV programmes. Not only they have NTV7, there are also satelite channels! Cool…
The bathroom is big enough also. Water heater available, so you don’t have to take cold shower. Every room is equipped with air-con.
The room(quadruplex chalet) we stayed cost RM180(inclusive of dinner and breakfast and all the taxes) for weekends and eves of public holiday.
The view on the right is the terrace type accommodation. There are two types for this, either for 2 pax or for 6 pax.
After we moved our things to the room, off we went for lunch at the town of Sematan.
Many eateries there and we decided to have ours at Sam Chai Seafood.
We ordered very simple dish, no seafood even though we were tempted by it ;p Actually dad suggested to order some for us but we declined as we were expecting that there will be seafood feast for the dinner buffet.
So we ended up ordering Taugeh Fried Kueh Tiaw and Noodle. Overall, we spent RM14 for lunch, the average would be RM2 per item including drinks(coconut and two tinned drinks). I was expecting the noodle to be the sweet type but it’s salty type. Taste wise for all the food, not so bad, it’s acceptable.
To be continued…