Sungei Lembing Trip – Part 4
Do we still have room for dinner? Of course we do! This IS after all a FOOD and Photography outing.
By the time you read this, I should be in the bus on the way to scale another mountain. This time to Sungei Lembing in Pahang, Malaysia, where food has been promised to be much better but let’s not jump the gun. Back to Mount Bromo. Day 2…
With Xing Asia’s trip, one can be sure that good food would be available as long as Michael Lee is around. Michael used to be a chef and naturally possess snobbier tastebuds. He usually scouts around the town/city for what he thinks would meet his clients’ taste requirements before listing the eateries in his itineraries. And him being a master in street photography also gave us the edge of getting useful tips by picking his brains during coffee breaks.
After a pre-tasting session of Lembing’s notorious Roasted Pork (1kg) and making sure we had ample supply by taking away another 2 kilos of the local delight, we head off to Pollock View Resort where we would freshen up and rest a bit before the big climb at 2am!
Before dinner began, some of the more gungho friends went with Michael into the tin mine tunnel. I was still sick and didn’t want to risk any infection as I had scraped my ankle earlier and there could be lesions which might not be seen with naked eyes. Charlene, my room mate, went and told me it was beautiful inside.
After dinner, Michael took us on a mini tour around Sungei Lembing. There’s the tin mining museum, the wooden suspension bridge that seemed treacherous to me but the locals just zipped by on their motorbikes without any hesitations. There’s much more but I was too tired to absorb most of what he’d said. I was trying my best to keep awake. Almost 24 hours without sleep by now.
According to Michael, Pollock View Resort was strategically chosen as it is near the town’s market where we would be having breakfast the next day, as well as the foothill of Panorama Hill where would be climbing later in the wee hours. It is also one of the better, if not the best, lodging known for titillating sustenance and service in this area. The rooms were of decent size with clean sheets and hot showers. Towels and toiletries are provided.
Pollock View Resort
Address: AB/51, Pollock Creek, 26200 Sungai Lembing,
Tel: +6019 987 4737
Happy eating, traveling and bonding 😀
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Photos with Penguin Pictures watermarks are courtesy of Benny Ng.