Thursday, November 29, 2007

Family Holiday at Pulai Springs Resort

We went for our annual Tan family holiday 2 weeks ago. This time, we booked a 4-bedroom apartment at Pulai Springs Resort. Pulai is down south in Johor, a stone's throw from UTM. I forgot to bring my camera so all photos here are courtesy of my tai soh.

The apartment was big and comfy enough for us 8 adults and 5 boys. There was a huge living room and dining area, and a kitchen which although came empty, was soon filled with our own stuff (induction cooker, pots, oven toaster, rice cooker - yup! We brought all those.) There was so much food and fruits we could open our own minimart.

The swimming pools were fun for Joseph.
For the first time, he used the 'doughnut' float and was so happy to discover he could paddle and kick by himself. He even refused to let us touch the float while he was swimming. Here he's using a floating mattress the singapore boys brought.
We made a visit to Tanjung Piai on the second day. Tanjung Piai is the southern-most tip of mainland Asia.

It was so extremely hot! Too hot for this pregnant woman. We had to park at the visitor center and then take a 800m walk on a boardwalk (over mangrove swamps) out to the see this big globe.

We quickly snapped a photo and then ran back into the cool shade of the mangrove trees. My in-laws lingered longer and took more photos.

Resting back at the visitors center.

This is Joe and his cousins at Sushi King. Entertaining themselves while mama gets to eat in peace.

Making faces with Daniel. The 2 of us look most alike don't you think?

Eating McD's chicken mcnuggets. So far, this is the only meat Joe eats.

The resort also had 2 huge parrots and 4 peacocks. Joe and Brandon had a good time checking them out. Joe can now make the peacock sounds too. And when I ask him if the peacock can fly, he says, "Cannot. Too fat."

Pulai Springs is mere 10-minute drive from Jusco Tebrau City, where we went for some meals and also to get groceries. We also went there to use the free wi-fi. There's also a Nike and Adidas Factory Outlet around the corner.

Overall, we had a lovely holiday at a lovely resort. Our only grouse was the terrible service. Housekeeping was bad. We had to keep asking for towels, toilet paper etc. Besides that, the scenery was really quite pretty. And most important of all, we had some really fantastic family time!


  1. Hello BuffaFly

    WOW! Now I know what a buffafly actually is.

    Just checking, on the picture with Joe sitting on a baby chair with 2 red cars on the table: IMG_0750.jpg

    Is that a Ferrari F430 and an F50?


  2. Yes those 2 red cars are Feraris. I think you got them models right. Ah Kong bought for Joe from Shell petrol station. Only RM3.99 each when you pump RM40 petrol.