Saturday, March 10, 2012

The sequence from visit to Batang Ai resort

I have pain on my right side of thigh. Usually i have pain left thigh and knee due to my back problems. I just ignore it thinking it might be due to a lots of climbing the stairs.
Then the pain gets worst spread to the leg. After sitting position, its really painful when i want to get up. My gait getting worse, i walked like an old women post hip surgery. 

Then i told my husband. He asked me to go for a massage.
Then i realized i got this just after i am coming back from Batang Ai which is a jungle place of nowhere with a resort in the middle. Probably ada 'terkena' something.
Wise thinking, i remembered i did not go anywhere except inside the resort itself. Just a small little walk to the jetty thru the well built path.

Working in medical field does not mean i do not believe such thing. So my husband himself 'ubatkan' saya. It really painful at certain area of my thigh. Malay says ' tarik and lepas dekat hujung kaki" with some prayes. 
Immediately i felt relieved and the pain is no more. I can immediately get up without any pain or support.
So no need for x ray or MRI!

This is the path that i walk thru during that evening alone with the rain 'renyai-renyai'

Sunday, March 4, 2012

HILTON LONGHOUSE RESORT BATANG AI, SARAWAK


This time i have a opportunity to go to Longhouse Batang Ai Sarawak. It is managed by Hilton.
Its took about 6 hours to reach the resort from Kuching. We stop at Serian for breakfast and drinks at Sri Aman. 275 km form Kuching.Its really a long journey. Up to Serian, the road is good, then after that, not so good. Reaching a jetty at Batang Ai, we took a boat for 20 min. Its free if you already book a hotel from Hilton. Just 20 minutes.
 Do report to a representative at the Hilton jetty staff. Just make sure the timing of the boat, so that you don't have to wait too long at the jetty.

  at the jetty..see the boat is waiting

 view from the Hilton jetty. They have a clean toilet.

 
 the boat schedule

  arrive at the jetty of the resort

you have to walk up there with your beg.Then a small cap is waiting to pick up you luggage up there to lobby. Only the bag..you have to walk on your on. If you have an OA knee...nasiblah

 Lobby..the cab that carry your bag

Lobby..once you reach lobby, somebody is waiting for your free cold juice.


Lobby from below

billyboard at the lobby

 view surrounding the resort
 nice...







 
 The hotel made of long lasting wood. The pillars is from Belian type of wood




  the corridor at lobby from the side

 open air breakfast area


 This is where i stay...the door of long house
 named Ulu Ai 5

At the side of longhouse

  
inside the long house. on the right side is the rooms. On the left side is the window and doors connected to the open corridor. At magrib area, there are birds/kelawar is flying. PIcture not so clear because i took using blackberry. I did not bring the Nikon. No place in the bag any more


rooms ...look cozy. Made up of wood. Has hotwater, electric catle.Fan and air-cond available. 

 not so clear the picture

 Planning to wait till dawn...tired 


 front lobby.

comment:
the room is cheap about RM 168 for government servant including breakfast.
However you have to add somemore for dinner which cost about Rm 65++ ( RM 75)
If you are just stay in the hotel, must add some more for lunch.
Total....banyak jugak

However, the dinner is sooooooo good especially the BBQ.
They have 2 types of dinner, BBQ dinner and international dinner which serve on alternate day
The BBQ includes beef, lamb, fish
The international dinner has a lot of salad, raw veggie and of course spagetti.
They also has rice

Hilton in Kuching is a well know has a variety of food which is so tasteful. So does the resort.

The daily activity can be filled up with jungle tracking which you have to pay another extra from RM 10 - RM 150 per person. 

At night, i was hoping to hear multiple sound of animal...but i did not. Its just so quite. 
Surprisingly...no mosquito!

If you are a good eater...please bring some junkfood or dry food. There is no shop to buy here other then their cafetaria. The cafetaria is closed after 10.