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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Holiday Villa Resort, Cherating

So we (my family and my husband's parents) did our last minute trip, and booked two rooms at Holiday Villa Resort in Cherating, Pahang.

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We forgot to pack up some sun protection. I was also still having a runny nose.

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So be easy on me with the pictures I took for this post, since I was sneezing and removing phlegm from my throat, almost all of the time.

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Our laptop was being fixed too, or else I would have brought it with me to see the pictures better.

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According to my dad, Cherating is a village. Therefore it is advisable to prepare everything before reaching there since it will take LONG to find the closest town in case of emergency, which is Kuantan.

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He was absolutely right.

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But we have already reached the resort. So we just hoped that nothing bad would happen, and that we could just enjoy our stay there, each day of it.

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We were given temporary rooms since the rooms we booked had no water supply. They told us to wait a few hours.

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So what do we do for the few hours? We couldn't even stop anywhere for a drink to waste time since the restaurants along the street open only at night.

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Me and Dani spent a little time inside our room watching Alisha playing Angry Birds on the tablet. And then my father-in-law who was staying next door  with his wife came to tell us that there was no water in their room.

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So there was no point for them staying inside a room without water. We thought maybe it's a great idea to start driving around, looking for at least a 7-Eleven, for some bottled drinks and snacks.

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Unfortunately, it started raining. I took the chance to look around for some indoor snapshots. There was also a nice book in the lobby that I started to read (I've already forgotten the title), that I promised to finish reading it before our trip ended.

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We took 20mins to find a 7-Eleven. That's okay, we thought. At least we know where we can get emergency supplies when needed. 

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We got our rooms after that. The water supply was back. The rooms are amazing. My in-laws got the one with an extra bed, most likely it was meant for us who have a baby.

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Oh then maybe they also forgot to charge us for the extra bed. We realized that we had to pay for breakfast. 

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But the housekeeping service is really great. When we left our room to have lunch outside, everything was in mess. We had Alisha's drawings on papers, scattered around, our dirty and clean clothes all over the place. We thought they would just empty our trash cans, make the bed, and restock our facial tissues.

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They actually did everything! They even folded our clothes. All of our things were organized properly on the table. We felt so ashamed of ourselves even though we knew it was their job after all. We just didn't expect they would tidy and clean everything up to that extent.

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However, since our room is made by wood, mosquitoes could enter between the wooden planks. We had to call for the room service regarding this. They came with a mosquito spray, sprayed around the corners and dark areas of the room, and left us an electrical mosquito repellent. But the mosquitoes just didn't stop coming in.

To be continued.

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