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3D2N Kuantan Driveaway

3D2N Kuantan Driveaway

14-16 April 2017

(Friday – Sunday)

 

Presented by Berita Harian

Organised by Fanfare Events

Event sponsor:  PACO UltraSyn Fully Synthetic Engine Oil

 

Berita Harian, one of Singapore’s leading daily newspapers, together with event partners Fanfare Events and PACO UltraSyn, is proud to present an exciting convoy driveaway to scenic Kuantan this April during the Good Friday long weekend!

Join us in this fun-filled 3D2N motoring holiday together with your friends and family members. Enjoy idyllic sceneries and excellent mouth-watering seafood and other delicacies as we visit places of interest in and around Kuantan.

 

Sign up now and get a complimentary 4-litre pack of PACO UltraSyn 5W-40 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil plus pre-trip vehicle inspection. The entire package – comprising fully synthetic engine oil, vehicle inspection service and labour -  is worth $168!

Every car is also entitled to a goody bag  worth $100 from Berita Harian. 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1,  14 April 2017 (Friday):

Catered meals:  Lunch & dinner

  • Assemble at pre-determined location
  • Flag off
  • Lunch stop in Mersing. Group lunch
  • Convoy departs Mersing
  • Convoy arrives in Kuantan. Check-in Swiss Garden Beach Resort
  • Assemble at hotel lobby. Depart for Kuantan town. Seafood dinner  (group dinner)
  • Free & easy in Kuantan. Shopping

 

Day 2,  15 April 2017 (Saturday):

Catered meals: Breakfast & dinner

  • Breakfast
  • Assemble at hotel lobby. Briefing
  • Depart for Sg Lembing village
  • Convoy arrives in Sg Lembing village. Visit Sg Lembing museum; tin-mining tunnel; shopping for traditional snacks in Sg Lembing village
  • Convoy departs Sg Lembing village for Kuantan. Lunch in Kuantan (own expense). Free & Easy. Shopping
  • Group dinner event
  • Free & Easy

 

Day 3,  16 April 2017 (Sunday)

Catered meal:  Breakfast

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out. Assemble at lobby for briefing
  • ‘Tim Sum’ lunch in Kuantan (own expense)
  • Convoy departs Kuantan
  • Convoy arrives in Singapore

 

PRICES

 

1.   Single-occupancy room:  $418.00

 

2.   Twin-sharing room:  $298.00 per person

a.  Two persons sharing a room

b.  Examples:

i.   adult + adult

ii.  adult + child

iii.  child + child

 

3.   Triple-sharing room:  $288.00 person                 

a.   Three adults sharing a room

b.   Extra bed included in package

 

4.   Child with extra bed: $208.00 per child (4 yrs – 12 yrs)

 

5.   Child without extra bed:  S$158.00  per child (4 yrs – 12 yrs)

 

Enquiries

For more information:

Call, SMS or Whatsapp Fanfare Events at 90070962.

You can also email your enquiries to:  mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg

 

Registration & Deadline

 

Registrations close on 26 March 2017. As places are limited, all bookings are on a first-come-first-served basis.

To sign up for this convoy event, please complete the attached registration and indemnity forms here.

 

4D3N Ipoh & Houseboat Experience

28 – 31 May 2016
(Saturday – Tuesday)

1. Highlights:

1. 2D1N stay onboard a modern houseboat, equipped with convenient facilities and individual air-conditioned rooms;
2. Idyllic cruise on the vast Lake Temenggor;
3. Fishing onboard the houseboat. All fishing equipment, including bait, will be supplied;
4. Savour Ipoh’s well-known variety of food and delicacies;
5. Visit a pomelo farm;
6. Hotel accommodation at the new 4-star Casuarina Hotel.

2. Itinerary:
DAY 1: Meals – Dinner
• Assemble at Gelang Patah R&R.
• Journey to Ipoh with stops for breakfast, petrol and toilet breaks.
• Check-in at the new Casuarina Hotel.
• Shopping at nearby mega complex.
• Dinner in hotel.
• Free & Easy for the rest of the evening

DAY 2: Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Check-out and convoy to Banding Island jetty.
• Get onboard houseboat.
• Cruise the waters of Lake Temenggor.
• Visit an Orang Asli village.
• Fishing from the comfort of the houseboat.
• Dinner onboard.

DAY 3: Meal – Breakfast

• Breakfast onboard.
• Fishing and relaxing.
• Cruise the waters of Lake Temenggor.
• Check-out of houseboat and convoy back to Casuarina hotel.
• Lunch and shopping in Ipoh.
• Visit pomelo farm.
• Free & Easy for the rest of the evening.

DAY 4: Meal – Breakfast
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Check-out and convoy back to Singapore.

3. Price:

• Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room): S$378 per adult

• Triple-sharing (3 adults to a room, inclusive of 1 extra bed): S$368 per adult

• Child (3 years – 12 years) with extra bed: S$238 per child

• Child (3 years – 12 years) without extra bed: S$198 per child

4. Registration and indemnity forms:
• Please download the registration and indemnity forms and email the completed forms to: mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg
• Indemnity Form HERE
• Registration Form HERE

NOTE

• Travel insurance is not included in package price.
• Places are limited onboard the houseboat. Please register early.
• All registrations are on a first-come-first-served basis.

5D4N PACO UltraSyn Driveaway to Penang & Port Dickson

12 Dec – 16 Dec 2015
(Saturday – Wednesday)

Every participating car gets a 4-litre pack of PACO UltraSyn fully synthetic 5W40 engine oil worth $110.

Highlights in Penang:
1. Chartered coach bus transfers to all specified attractions and locations within Penang;
2. Free optional excursion to Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty-Free Complex and the Thai border town of Dannork;
3. Savour Penang’s famous ‘Char Kway Teow’, ‘Laksa’, ‘Chendol’, and spicy ‘Nasi Kandar’;
5. Hotel accommodation at the 4-star Cititel Hotel in the heart of Penang’s shopping district;
6. Visit Penang’s iconic ‘Kek Lok Si’ Chinese Temple;
7. Shopping for souvenirs and local produce at Ayer Hitam town;
8. Arrive & depart Penang island via the majestic new Second Bridge
Highlights in Port Dickson:
1. Stay at the luxurious, all-new, 5-star Lexis Hibiscus resort built over the sea;
2. Each spacious villa comes with its own private pool and other first-class amenities;

Other highlights:
1. Fully escorted convoy all the way from Singapore to Penang and Cameron Highlights, and back;
2. A team of marshals will accompany the convoy throughout the trip;
3. Enjoy the safety and camaraderie of driving in a convoy;
4. For safety and smooth passage in busy destinations like Penang, participants will be ferried around in chartered buses as per itinerary;
5. Participants will be provided with a detailed road book.
6. Complimentary use of walkie-talkie for the first 10 cars. (No $10 daily rental!)

1. Accommodation:
• 12 Dec – 15 Dec, 2015 (Sat – Tues): Cititel Hotel in Penang
• 15 Dec – 16 Dec, 2015 (Tues – Wed) : Lexis Hibiscus Resort in Port Dickson

2. Itinerary:
DAY 1: Seafood dinner
• Assemble at pre-determined location in Singapore in early morning.
• Journey to Penang with stops for breakfast, petrol and toilet breaks.
• Drive across to Penang island via the 28km new majestic Second Bridge.
• Check-in at Cititel Hotel in the heart of Georgetown
• Get on board chartered coach bus for the dinner trip to one of Penang’s best-kept secret seafood restaurants.
• Shopping at Batu Feringghi Night Market

DAY 2: Meals – Breakfast
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Get on board chartered coach buses for a half-day tour of Penang.
• Visit a nutmeg farm, one of Penang’s famous nutrient-rich natural produce.
• Visit Penang’s iconic Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple.
• Shopping for souvenirs, local snacks and delicacies.
• Stopover at ‘Tau Sar Piah’ pastry shop.
• More shopping at Komtar Mall, Chowrasta market and numerous other little shops near Cititel hotel.

DAY 3: Meals – Breakfast
• Breakfast in hotel.
• Convoy to Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty-Free Complex next to the M’sia-Thai border.
• This is a completely FREE excursion, in other words – No Extra Charge whatsoever.
• Short walking trip across the border to the Thai border town of Dannork for more shopping. • Lunch in Dannork

DAY 4: Meals – Breakfast
• Breakfast at Cititel hotel.
• Early check-out.
• Convoy to Port Dickson.
• Check-in at the truly iconic Lexis Hibiscus. This is one resort where you wouldn’t want to leave your villa!

DAY 5: Meal – Breakfast
• Check-out (reluctantly) and convoy back to Singapore.
• Stops along the way for petrol and toilet breaks.
• Arrive at Tuas immigration checkpoint by late afternoon.

3. Pictures of the destinations.
Please click on the links below to view photos of the destinations :
Penang:
Penang photo set 1
Penang photo set 2
Lexis Hibiscus:

4. Price (covers 4 nights’ accommodation, specified meals, chartered bus transfers & other items as per itinerary):
• Single occupancy
S$558 per person
• Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room):
S$388 per adult
• Triple-sharing (3 adults to a room, inclusive of 1 extra bed):
S$368 per adult
• Child (3 years – 12 years) with extra bed
S$238 per child
• Child (3 years – 12 years) without extra bed
S$178 per child

NOTE:
1. Cititel Penang allow only one extra bed in each room.
2. Accommodation at Lexis Hibiscus comprises 2 king-size beds in each villa. No extra bed is allowed.
2. Travel insurance is not included in package price.

5. Registration deadline & payment:
• Last day for registration is 26 Nov 2015 (Thursday).

6. Registration and indemnity forms:
• Registrations must be made on registration forms available below:

Download your Registration Form HERE
Download your Indemnity Form HERE

To commemorate the launch of our latest fully synthetic engine oil, Mega Auto Pte Ltd is pleased to present:

5D4N PACO UltraSyn Driveaway to Penang & Cameron Highlands

30 May – 3 June 2015
(Saturday – Wednesday)

Every participating car gets $180 worth of goodies:
• Free 4-litre pack of fully synthetic PACO UltraSyn 5W40 engine oil
• Free replacement of oil filter
• Free pre-trip vehicle inspection

Highlights in Penang:
1. Chartered coach bus transfers to all specified attractions and locations within Penang;
2. Visit durian farm;
3. Feast on top-grade durians;
4. Savour Penang’s famous ‘Char Kway Teow’, ‘Laksa’, ‘Chendol’, and spicy ‘Nasi Kandar’;
5. Hotel accommodation at the 4-star Cititel Hotel in the heart of Penang’s shopping district;
6. Dine at Penang’s world-famous Gurney Drive Hawker Centre;
7. Visit Penang’s iconic ‘Kek Lok Si’ Chinese Temple;
8. Shopping for souvenirs and local produce at Ayer Hitam town;
9. Arrive in Penang island via the majestic Second Bridge

Highlights in Cameron Highlands:
1. Visit Cameron’s world-famous Boh Tea plantation, and strawberry farms;
2. Chartered bus transfers to all specified attractions and locations on Cameron Highlands;
3. Shopping for super-fresh fruits and local produce;
4. Visit Cameron’s famous night market bazaar at Brinchang town;

Other highlights:
1. Free pre-trip vehicle inspection and free service to change engine oil and oil filter for every participating car at Mega Auto workshops;
2. Free 4-litre pack of PACO UltraSyn 5W40 fully synthetic engine oil;
3. Fully escorted convoy all the way from Singapore to Penang and Cameron Highlights, and back;
4. Technical support from Mega Auto mechanics, who will accompany the convoy;
5. Special discounts on repairs and parts replacement for all participating cars;
6. A team of marshals will accompany the convoy throughout the trip;
7. Enjoy the safety and camaraderie of driving in a convoy;
8. In the interest of safety and smooth passage in busy destinations like Penang and Cameron Highlands, participants will be ferried around in chartered buses as per itinerary;
9. Mega Auto will conduct a briefing session for all participants;
10. Participants will be provided with a detailed road book, containing route plan and other important information.

1. Accommodation:
30 May – 1 June, 2015 (Sat – Mon): Cititel Hotel in Penang
1 – 3 June, 2015: (Mon – Wed) : Century Pines Hotel in Cameron Highlands

2. Itinerary:

DAY 1:

• Assemble at pre-determined location in Singapore in early morning.
• Flag-off after briefing.
• Re-group at the Malaysian side of the Second Link.
• Journey to Penang with stops for breakfast, petrol and toilet breaks.
• Drive across to Penang island via the 28km new majestic Second Bridge.
• Check-in at Cititel Hotel in the heart of Georgetown
• Get on board chartered coach buses for the dinner trip to Penang’s famous Gurney Drive Food Centre.
• Shopping at Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall.

DAY 2: Meals – Breakfast

• Breakfast at hotel.
• Get on board chartered coach buses for a half-day tour of Penang.
• Visit durian farm for a feast of top-grade durians.
• Visit Penang’s iconic Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple.
• Shopping for souvenirs, local snacks and delicacies.
• Stopover at ‘Tau Sar Piah’ pastry shop.
• More shopping at Komtar Mall, Chowrasta market and numerous other little shops near Cititel hotel.

DAY 3: Meals – Breakfast
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Check-out and convoy to Cameron Highlands.
• Lunch (own expense) at highway R&R.
• Check-in at Century Pines Hotel.
• Get on board chartered buses for trip to the night market at Brincang town. Shop for souvenirs and snacks at the night market.
• Steamboat dinner (own expense) at Brinchang town.

DAY 4: Meals – Breakfast & Dinner
• Breakfast at hotel.
• Get on board chartered buses for half-day tour of the world-famous Boh Tea plantation, Kea Market and a strawberry farm.
• At Boh Tea plantation, tour the tea-processing plant followed by a very scenic tea-break at the café which overlooks the surrounding mountain valleys.
• Shop for souvenirs and a fascinating array of tea products at the Boh Tea retail shop.
• Visit strawberry farm where participants will get the opportunity to pluck their own berries.
• Shopping at Kea Market super-fresh vegetables, fruits and other farm produce.
• Group buffet dinner at hotel.

DAY 5: Meal – Breakfast • Breakfast at hotel.
• Check-out and convoy back to Singapore.
• Stops along the way for lunch, petrol and toilet breaks.
• Arrive at Tuas immigration checkpoint by early evening.

3. Pictures of the destinations.
Please click on the links below to view fotos of the destinations :

Penang:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157622793028536/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157607991682023/

Cameron Highlands:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31092637@N03/sets/72157607990288071/

4. Price (covers 4 nights’ accommodation, specified meals, chartered bus transfers & other items as per itinerary):

• Single occupancy
S$598 per person

• Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room):
S$398 per adult

• Triple-sharing (3 adults to a room, inclusive of 1 extra bed):
S$388 per adult

• Child (3 years – 12 years) with extra bed
S$258 per child

• Child (3 years – 12 years) without extra bed
S$178 per child

NOTE:
1. The resorts allow only one extra bed in each room.
2. Travel insurance is not included in package price.
3. The use walkie-talkies is not included in the above package.
4. All goodie items for participating cars, i. e. engine oil, oil filter and vehicle inspection, are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable.

5. Registration deadline & payment:

• Last day for registration is 4 May 2015 (Monday) at 5.00pm.
• Pre-event briefing will be held on 9 May 2015 (Saturday).
• All bookings must be accompanied by a 30% deposit.
• All deposits are non-refundable.
• Remainder of payment to be paid at pre-event briefing.
• Cheques must be made out to “Fanfare Events & Communications”.
• All bookings are on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to availability of rooms.
• Organiser reserves the right to decline bookings without assigning any reason.

6. Registration and indemnity forms:
• Registrations must be made on registration forms available below:

Registration Form HERE

Indemnity Form HERE

4D3N Cameron Highlands & Melaka / 20 – 23 June 2014 (Fri – Mon)

Presented by: Idemitsu Lube (Singapore)
In conjunction with: SPH Radio UFM 100.3
Event organizer: Fanfare Events & Communications
Partner travel agent: Budget Tours

Accommodation:
1. Century Pines Resort Cameron Highlands (2 nights)
2. Puri Hotel, Melaka (1 night)

HIGHLIGHTS: Every participating car will receive a free pre-trip service package valued at $168.00, comprising a 4-litre Idemitsu fully synthetic engine oil, oil filter and vehicle inspection.

Every paying adult and child will also receive a goody bag worth $100 (NTUC voucher, polo tees, cap, etc.)

1. Visit Boh Tea plantation on Cameron Highlands (buses provided)
2. Visit strawberry farm on Cameron Highlands (buses provided)
3. Visit Brincang night market at Cameron Highlands
4. Shopping at Kea Farm market for fresh fruits and veggies.
5. Steamboat dinner at Cameron Highlands.
6. Visit chocolate factory at Cameron Highlands
7. Stay in a typical Peranakan hotel in Melaka
8. Enjoy Peranakan cuisine
9. Experience Melaka’s night market at Jonker Walk.
10. Boat cruise on Melaka River

ITINERARY:

Day 1: 20 June 2014 (Fri) Meal provided: Dinner

1. Assemble at (venue to be announced)
2. Convoy flag-off
3. Lunch at highway R&R
4. Drive on the new mountain road up to Cameron Highlands
5. Check-in at Century Pines Resort
6. Group dinner
7. Free & Easy
8. Optional activity: Shopping at Brinchang Night Market

Day 2: 21 June (Saturday) Meals provided: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

1. Breakfast at leisure
2. Tour of Cameron Highlands’ iconic Boh Tea plantation and farms
3. Shopping for local produce
4. Group lunch
5. Free & Easy for the rest of the afternoon
6. Optional afternoon activity: Golf, shopping at Kea Farm and Brinchang
7. Group dinner
8. Free & easy for the rest of the evening
9. Suggested optional activities: Shopping at Brinchang Night Market

Day 3: 22 June (Sunday) Meal provided: Breakfast & dinner

1. Breakfast at leisure
2. Check-out of Century Pines
3. Convoy heads for Melaka
4. Check-in at Puri Hotel, Melaka
5. Shopping at Jonker Walk
6. Group dinner at Puri Hotel
7. Shopping at Jonker Walk Night Market

Day 4: 23 June (Monday) Meal provided: Breakfast

1. Breakfast at leisure
2. After breakfast, assemble at lobby for boat cruise
3. Check-out
4. Expected to reach 2nd Link at 5.00pm

PRICES (Early Bird Special):

1. Single occupancy: $580.00

2. Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room): $368.00 per pax

3. Triple-sharing (3 adults with 1 extra bed): $358.00 per pax

4. Child with extra bed: $238.00 (Child: 3-12 years, sharing room with parents)

5. Child without extra bed: $178.00 (Child: 3-12 years, sharing room with parents)

Note:
1. Prices do not include travel insurance.
2. Only 1 extra bed per room
3. If a room occupancy comprises 1 adult and 1 child, the price will be charged as 2 adults.

Registration deadline: 31 May 2014 

Click HERE to download the registration form.

Click HERE to download the indemnity form.

Email your registration forms to mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg today!

16 – 19 November 2012 (Friday – Monday)

An exclusive event for customers of EuroAutomobile,
authorized distributor of Alfa Romeo cars in Singapore

Highlights:

  • Complimentary petrol voucher for each car
  • Complimentary pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspection
  • Police escort for convoy from Penang Bridge to hotel;
  • Chartered coach bus transfers to all specified attractions within itinerary;
  • Four-star hotel accommodation in the heart of Penang’s shopping district;
  • Savour Penang’s iconic ‘Nasi Kandar’, ‘Penang Laksa’, ‘Char Kway Teow’, ‘Chendol’, etc ;
  • Dine at Penang’s famous Gurney Drive Hawker Centre;
  • Visit Penang’s iconic ‘Kek Lok Si’ Chinese Temple;
  • Enjoy a scenic tram ride up Penang Hill;
  • Shopping at Batu Feringghi  Night Market;
  • Shopping at bustling Ayer Hitam district
  • Seafood dinner at one of Penang’s longest-established restaurants.
  • Lunch in Ipoh en route to S’pore (last day).

1.         Accommodation:

  • Cititel Hotel in Penang

2.         Itinerary (includes 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners):

DAY 1:  16 Nov (Friday)

Meal provided – Dinner

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Flag-off
  • Convoy driving on Malaysia’s North-South Highway
  • Scheduled stops for lunch, toilet breaks and petrol top-ups
  • Meet Traffic Police at Penang Bridge
  • Police-escorted convoy to hotel in Penang
  • Check-in at Cititel Hotel in the heart of Georgetown shopping belt
  • Nasi Kandar’ buffet dinner
  • Free & easy for the rest of the evening

DAY 2: 17 Nov (Saturday)

Meals – Breakfast

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Half-day tour of Penang in luxury chartered coaches;
  • Enjoy a tram ride up Penang Hill for panoramic views of Georgetown and Malacca Straits;
  • Shop for souvenirs and delicacies at bustling Ayer Hitam town;
  • Visit the world-famous Kek Lok Si Temple;
  • Savour delectable hawker fare such as Penang Laksa, Fried Char Kway Teow, Chendol, etc;
  • Free & easy in the afternoon;
  • Suggested activities – Shopping at Komtar Mall and Chowrasta market
  • Dinner at Penang’s iconic Gurney Drive Hawker Centre;
  • More shopping at Gurney Plaza.

DAY 3: 18 Nov (Sunday)

Meals – Breakfast  & Dinner

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free & Easy in the morning and early afternoon
  • Assemble at hotel lobby for trip to Telok Bahang
  • Transportation: Chartered coach
  • Dinner at seafood restaurant
  • Depart for Night Market at Batu Feringghi
  • Free & easy for the rest of the evening
  • Suggested activities: Shopping at Penang Road area

DAY 4: 19 Nov (Monday)

Meals – Breakfast

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out after breakfast
  • Detour to Ipoh for lunch (own expense)
  • Continue journey to S’pore
  • Home Sweet Home via Second Link

3.         Prices:

Single occupancy:      $498.00

Adult (twin-sharing):    $368.00  (Two adults sharing a room)

Adult (triple-sharing):  $358.00  (Three adults sharing a room)

(Extra bed & breakfast for 3rd adult)

Child with extra bed:  $248.00  (Child shares room with parents)

Child without extra bed: $198.00  (Child shares room with parents)

Photo links:

Penang:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157607991682023/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157622793028536/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157622977341695/

4.          Bookings & enquiries:

If you are keen to sign up for the above driveaway, please fill up the attached registration form and send it to mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg

For more info, please call 90070962 (Mazlan).

Registration closes: 22 October 2012 (Monday)

Registration form : HERE

6-8 September 2012 (Thurs – Sat)

Organised by Fanfare Driveaways

In conjunction with Hyundai Tucson Owners Club

Note: This event is open to vehicles of all makes and models

Highlights:

  • Boat cruise on Lake Temenggor
  • Elephant spotting
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Lake Temenggor from the comfort of your room
  • Experience Nature and water-based activities eg fishing, bamboo rafting, boat cruise, rainforest treks, etc.
  • Lunch in Ipoh
  • A unique holiday experience overall.

Photo links:

Belum Rainforest & Lake Temenggor:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157612605286402/

Itinerary:

Day 1:  Meal provided: Dinner

  • Depart Singapore at 6.30 am
  • Lunch (own expense) at highway R&R
  • Expected arrival at resort at 3,00pm
  • Free & easy till dinner time.
  • Suggested optional activities: Swimming, bamboo rafting, Nature walk, etc
  • Group buffet dinner at Panorama Restaurant which overlooks the majestic Lake Temenggor.
  • Optional evening activities – karaoke, elephant spotting, night walk, fishing

Day 2:  Meals provided: Breakfast, lunch & BBQ poolside dinner

  • Breakfast at resort
  • Off-road drive to nearby villages and other rural areas
  • Lunch at resort
  • Boat cruise on Lake Temenggor
  • Free & easy before dinner
  • Group dinner: Poolside BBQ
  • Free & easy in the evening

Day 3:  Meal: Breakfast

  • Breakfast at resort
  • Check-out at 10 am.
  • Drive to Ipoh for lunch (own expense)
  • Expected arrival at 2nd Link S’pore at 8.00pm.

Prices:

Adult:

  • Single occupancy: $398.00
  • Twin-sharing (2 adults):  $298.00 per pax
  • Triple-sharing (3 adults): $288.00 per pax  (includes extra bed & breakfast for 3rd adult)

Child (3yrs – 12 yrs):

  • $188.00 with extra bed (child sharing room with parents)
  • $148.00  without extra bed (child sharing room with parents)

Note:

Accommodation: Lake-view Superior rooms at Banding Lakeside Inn

Bookings

If you are keen to sign up for the above driveaway, please fill up the attached registration form and send it to  mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg

For more info, please call tel: 90070962 (Mazlan).

Registration closes: 28 August 2012 (Tuesday)

Registration form : HERE


20-23 January 2012 (Friday-Monday)

1. Accommodation:

i.  Swiss Inn Hotel, Sg Petani, Kedah

ii. Shahzan Inn, Fraser’s Hill

2.  Highlights:

  • Explore the incredible ‘Gua Kelam’ cave system and nature park in Perlis;
  • Enjoy an incredibly scenic drive on Perlis’ country roads;
  • Visit one of Malaysia’s biggest snake farm;
  • Shopping at Padang Besar duty-free complex near the M’sia-Thai border.
  • Shopping in Sg Petani
  • Overnight stay at Fraser’s Hill, where the temperature plunges to 15C at night
  • Enjoy premium-quality  “Mau Sang Huang” durians at a fraction of the usual prices in Singapore
  • Fruit season in the districts around Fraser’s Hill
  • Paddle-boating, horse-riding and trekking up at Fraser’s Hill

3. Itinerary:

DAY 1:            Jan 20 (Friday)

Meal: Dinner

Note:  We are departing on a Friday before the start of the CNY weekend because we want to avoid the massive traffic jams on Saturday.

We meet at 6.00 am on the Malaysian side of the 2nd Link at the Esso petrol station. The convoy will move off by 6.15 am.

We will be travelling mostly on the North-South Highway. There will be the usual stops for toilet breaks, petrol top-ups and lunch along the way.

We get off the highway at the Sg Petani exit, which is about 20 minutes north of Penang.

It will be about 4-5 pm by the time we check into Swiss Inn hotel. In the evening, we will gather at the hotel restaurant for steamboat and grill dinner.

It’s free & easy after dinner. Some suggested activities include foot reflexology, traditional massage, pasar malam and retail therapy at the nearby Village Mall Shopping Complex.

DAY 2:            Jan 21 (Saturday)

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll drive to the Gua Kelam cave and nature park in Perlis. Along the way, we’ll be driving on open, scenic roads where the views are nothing short of spectacular.

The Gua Kelam cave system takes visitors deep into the surrounding mountain range. You will be able to see remnants of an underground tin mine, a river system, and natural formations such as stalactites and stalagmites that are millions of years old.  There will be lighted walkways and railings for safety and security. Click on the photo link below to see the amazing grandeur of this cave:

Photo link of Gua Kelam:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157626617603119/

The temperature in Gua Kelam is NOT hot and humid. Surprisingly it’s even cooler than in an air-conditioned room.

From Gua Kelam, we’ll drive to the snake farm where we’ll be able to see King Cobras and other species of poisonous serpents. Snakes are actually one of Nature’s best pest controllers, which means that they should be admired rather than feared.

After an hour or so with our snake friends, we’ll drive to the border town of Padang Besar for some shopping and lunch. There are many shops here selling anything from leather goods, food products, sports items, clothing, textile, bags, shoes, souvenirs, etc. Being a border town and a duty-free area, the prices here are anytime cheaper than most places in Malaysia.

From Padang Besar, we’ll drive back to our hotel in Sg Petani. We should reach the hotel by late afternoon.

If you still have the stamina, you may want to visit the shopping centre near the hotel for more shopping.

In the evening, we’ll gather at the poolside for our dinner..

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Day 3:             Jan 22 (Sunday)

Meals: Breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we’ll check out and make our way to Fraser’s Hill.

As we drive towards Fraser’s Hill, the road cuts through little towns and villages. Currently, the fruit season has just started in the districts around Fraser’s Hill. We’ll stop at some of the roadside fruit stalls for durians, rambutans and mangosteens. You may also find ‘pulasans’ at some of the stalls. In Hokkien, this fruit is called “putosan”. ‘Pulasans’ or ‘putosans’ are short-haired fruits that look like rambutans. The difference is that ‘pulasans’ are a whole lot sweeter and also more expensive. A kilo costs about RM 6 compared to RM3 for rambutans.

The durians in the surrounding districts comprise the usual kampong variety (about RM3 a kg) and the well-known hybrids D24 and D101 (about RM 6-8 a kg). There is also the best-of-the-best, super premium ‘Mau Sang Huang’ durian (RM10 to RM13 a kg). Most of the ‘Mau Sang Huang’ durians imported into S’pore comes from the farms around Fraser’s Hill. The price per kilo in S’pore is usually S$15 (RM37) upwards.

If you are joining this trip and if you are a durian fan, I suggest you buy some and eat them later in the cool comfort of the hotel’s open-air café area up at Fraser’s Hill.

Fraser’s Hill is a delightful, peaceful and quiet little mountain hideaway. At 4,200 ft above sea level, it’s higher than Cameron Highlands. The temperatures at Fraser’s Hill are cooler than any other mountain destinations in west Malaysia. In the day, temperatures are about 19-20 degrees Celcius. In the evening, the temperature  plunges to 15 Celcius. On windy nights, it will go even lower. You will definitely need a jacket up at Fraser’s Hill.

There are a few things you can do at Fraser’s Hill, such as paddle-boating, archery and horse-riding. You can also go for guided night walks to see the nocturnal trap-door spider at work.

Photo link of Fraser’s Hill:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157627947573489/

Day 4:             Jan 23 (Monday)

Meals: Breakfast

Happy Lunar New Year! After breakfast, we’ll check out at 10.30 am for the journey home. Lunch will be enroute at one of the highway R&Rs. We should reach Singapore by 5 pm.

4.  Pictures of the destinations

Please click on the following links:

Sg Petani :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157622923718334/

Perlis:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157625680447877/

Gua Kelam:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157626617603119/

Fraser’s Hill:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157627947573489/

5.  Prices

(3 nights’ accommodation in Superior / Standard room, entry fees to attractions and specified meals):

  • Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room):

-       S$265 per adult

  • Triple-sharing (3 adults to a room, inclusive of extra bed and extra breakfast for 3rd adult):

-       S$255 per adult

  • Child (3 years – 12 years) with extra bed and breakfasts

-        S$175 per child

  • Child (3-12 years) inclusive of breakfast but without extra bed

-       S$115 per child

6. Booking deadline

If you are keen to sign up for the above CNY driveaway, please fill up the attached registration form and email it back to me to confirm your participation. My email is mazlan.driveaways@yahoo.com.sg If you can’t get through, pls send the registration form to mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg

For more info, please call me at tel: 90070962 (Mazlan) or send me an email to any of the addresses above.

Registration closes: 16th January 2012 (Monday)

6. Safety in a convoy

We will be driving in convoys throughout the event for greater security and assurance.

7.  Use of walkie-talkies

Every car will be issued with a walkie-talkie. I trust you will take good care of it and return it to me in its original working condition at the end of the driveaway.

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24th – 28th November 2011 (Thursday-Monday)

Featuring: Payar Island (Langkawi) & Kota Baru, Kelantan

1. Accommodation:

Swiss Inn Hotel, Sg Petani, Kedah

Perdana Resort, Kota Bahru, Kelantan

2.  Highlights:

  • Spend a fun-filled day at Payar Island (Langkawi) snorkeling, swimming, watersports, diving, picnic, feeding marine fish, etc.
  • Shopping in bustling Sg Petani town;
  • Experience a very scenic drive on the East-West Highway;
  • Shopping & sightseeing in and around Kota Baru, the capital city of Kelantan;
  • Shopping for souvenirs and local products at Pengkalan Kubur, the Malaysian-Thai border town;
  • Experience a unique Beijing icon in Kelantan
  • Enjoy idyllic beach resort accommodation;
  • Savour local cuisine in Kelantan

 

3. Itinerary:

DAY 1:  24th Nov, Thursday

Meal: Dinner

We meet at 6.00 am on the Malaysian side of the 2nd Link at the Esso petrol station. The convoy will move off by 6.15 am.

We will be travelling mostly on the North-South Highway. There will be stops for toilet breaks, petrol top-ups and lunch along the way. In the interest of safety, we will not be driving more than 1½ hours at a stretch at normal highway speed. We will be driving in a convoy, so there is no issue about getting lost or being left behind.  

As we approach the northern half of the highway, the scenery after Ipoh is breathtaking with mountain ranges, limestone hills, marble quarries and valleys. You will also be able to see the Lata Kijang waterfall cascading down a mountain as we approach Ipoh.

We get off the highway at the Sg Petani exit, which is about 30 minutes north of Penang. .

It will be about 5.00pm, hopefully earlier, by the time we check into Swiss Inn hotel. We will have group dinner at the hotel poolside.

It’s free & easy after dinner. Some suggested activities include foot reflexology, traditional massage, pasar malam and retail therapy at the nearby Village Mall Shopping Complex.

DAY 2: 25th Nov, Friday

Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner 

After breakfast, we’ll board the passenger vans, which will take us to the jetty at Kuala Kedah. We will then get onboard the ferry for the 45-minute journey to Payar Island, which is located within a marine park. Payar Island is among the many islands and outcrops that make up Langkawi.

Being in a marine park only means that Payar Island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, amazing corals and dazzling reef fish of numerous varieties.

By all means, do your snorkeling, swimming, watersports and even feed the fish.

We will leave Payar Island by late afternoon and should be back in Sg Petani by about 6.00 pm. We will have group dinner at the hotel.

DAY 3:  26th Nov, Saturday

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll check out of Swiss Inn and drive to the East-West Highway, via the town of Gerik. This highway cuts across the vast Lake Temenggor, which is several times the size of Singapore. What’s amazing about this lake is that it’s absolutely beautiful and serene. This man-made  lake was created in the early 1960s when the Malaysian government dammed several rivers.

The main reason for this massive project was primarily to flush out the communists from the surrounding thick jungles. A secondary benefit was of course to generate hydro-electric power.

Today, the jungles surrounding Lake Temenggor is a protected nature reserve where animals roam freely. Tigers, bears, deer, tapirs, boars and elephants are among the wild species in the jungles. Motorists on the East-West Highway are often greeted by the sight of wild elephants foraging by the road side.  (Look at the attached photos in this email).

These jumbos are so used to the vehicle traffic that they will just mind their own business and not bother humans.

The East-West Highway cuts through the town of Jeli which is in Kelantan territory. We’ll break for lunch at one of the family-owned restaurants.

After lunch, we’ll proceed on our journey towards Kota Baru. Our final destination is the beachfront Perdana Resort. I expect to reach Perdana Resort by around 2 pm. Our accommodation will be the newly refurbished Deluxe chalets.

The rest of the afternoon is free & easy. By all means, take a walk by the beach, go swimming, drive over to the shopping malls at Kota Baru or you may just relax in the comfort of your room. Personally, I plan to savour a famous Kelantan delicacy – eel soup. There is a little ‘café’ within walking distance from the resort that reputedly sells one of the best-tasting eel soups. By all means, join me if you fancy this exotic medicinal soup.

Day 4: 27th Nov, Sunday

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Today is sightseeing day. After breakfast, we’ll drive to several places for shopping and sightseeing.

We’ll visit the border town of Pengkalan Kubur, which is on the Malaysian side of the border with Thailand. This border is demarcated by a river that’s only about 15 metres wide. The Thai and M’sian locals frequently criss-cross the border without the need for passports.

The shops at Pengkalan Kubur sell anything from good-quality leather products, clothing items and bags to foodstuff, handicrafts and souvenirs. Prices here are ‘bargainable’ and much lower than most places in Malaysia.

Kota Baru also has a tourist icon that is uniquely China. There’s a mosque that was designed exactly like the grand mosque in Beijing. Visitors, including non-Muslims, are free wander around and take pictures of the unique architecture. 

From the “Beijing’ mosque, we will drive into the heart of Kota Baru to visit the famous Khadijah Market, where most of the shopkeepers are ladies. It’s a tradition in Kelantan that the womenfolk control the purse-strings and family business while the guys go out and do other jobs. Contrary to what you may read or hear, the women in Kelantan tend to be more independent compared to other states. And they are noticeably prettier too.

After the market visit, we’ll drive to one of Kota Baru’s largest and latest shopping centres – the KB Mall. You can continue with your shopping and have lunch as well. KB Mall is a handphone paradise for those who are looking for a second, third, fourth, etc set. Furthermore, for RM50, you can have a Garmin GPS system downloaded to your mobile phone. Several of my driveaway participants did this during my previous Kelantan trip.

From KB Mall, we’ll drive back to Perdana Resort. However, there is a strong possibility that we may be able to visit Kelantan’s most revered and most respected Chief Minister, the Honorable Nik Aziz. He is also affectionately known as “Tok Guru”. Our very own Lee Kuan Yew also visited Tok Guru a few years back when he was in Kelantan.

My contact in Kota Baru is trying to arrange our meeting with Tok Guru. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we should be able to meet this humble Chief Minister.

You will have some free & easy time in the late afternoon for you to do your own thing in or around the resort.

Come evening, we’ll have a nice BBQ dinner at the poolside.

 

Day 5: 28th Nov, Monday

Meals: Breakfast

It’s our final day in Kelantan. After breakfast, we’ll check out early at 9.30 am for the journey home. Yes, we’ll be driving all the way back to Singapore. Lunch will be en-route, either in Terengganu or somewhere further down the route, depending on the pace of the convoy.

We should reach Singapore by 9 pm.

4.  Pictures of the destinations

Please click on the following links: 

Kedah:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157622923718334/

 

Kelantan:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157620497961801/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157616382740007/

Note:  I do not have pictures of Payar Island and Perdana Resort yet. These will be uploaded as soon as I get them.

 

5.  Pricing (covers 4 nights’ accommodation, return land transport to Kuala Kedah jetty, return ferry ticket to Payar Island, and specified meals):

 

Single occupancy

-       S$548 per person

Twin-sharing (price is based on 2 adults sharing 1 room)

-       S$388 per adult

Triple-sharing (price is based on 3 adults sharing 1 room.)

-       S$378 per adult (includes 1 extra bed):

Child (3 years – 12 years) with extra bed

-     S$258 per child

      Child (3-12 years) without extra bed

-       S$218 per child

 

6.   Please register by 11th Nov 2011 (Friday)

 

 

7.  Walkie-Talkies

Walkie-talkie sets will be provided (complimentary) for each car. I trust you will take good care of these sets. These walkies have to be returned to me in their original working condition at the end of the driveaway.  

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3D2N Fraser’s Hill

26-28 Dec 2011 (Mon – Wed)

 

(Note: 26th Dec, Monday, is a public holiday)

1. Accommodation:

Shahzan Inn, Fraser’s Hill

2.  Highlights:

  • Peace and tranquility amidst Nature.
  • Adventure activities – trekking, bird-watching & photography, Night Walk, waterfall.
  • Sports – Golf, archery, snooker, horse-riding, paddle-boat.
  • Enjoy a mountain-top climate cooler than Cameron Highlands.
  • Durian season

 

3. Itinerary:

DAY 1: Dec 26 (Monday)

Meal: Dinner

We meet at 6.30 am on the Malaysian side of the 2nd Link at the Esso petrol station. The convoy will move off by 6.45 am. We’ll stop for a quick breakfast along the way.

We will be travelling mostly on the North-South Highway. There will be stops for toilet breaks and a petrol top-up. Along the way, we will have lunch at one of the R&Rs.

We exit the highway at the town of Rawang and follow directions to Fraser’s Hill. I hope to reach the peak by 2 pm. We’ll be checking in at Shahzan Inn (see my photo album on Flickr).  This hotel is located in the town centre.

Arriving early will give everyone enough time to walk around the (very) little town of “Bukit Fraser” and do their own things. Golfers, please note that the 9-hole walking course is just in front of the hotel.

The town centre or “Pusat Bandar” in Malay is actually smaller than a football field. The most famous icon here is of course the town clock. About five minutes’ drive away from the town centre is a lake where you can do a session or two of paddle boating.

These are double-seater boats which cost RM6 per craft for each 15-min session. You will probably need 2 sessions to paddle around the lake.

Other things you can do on the first day in Fraser’s Hill include horse-riding, archery and some indoor games at the Sports Complex. There is no shopping complex here, just a couple of the usual gift shops.

In the evening, we will all gather at the hotel restaurant for our group dinner.

The hotel does organize regular Night Walks into the nearby forest to see the nocturnal creatures such as the “trap-door spider”. This Night Walk is a guided tour so there is no concern about getting lost.

If you wish to sign up for this Fraser’s Hill trip and want to join the Night Walk activity, please let me know early so that I can make the necessary booking. The Night Walk costs only RM50 per person. You just pay directly to the hotel.

DAY 2: Dec 27 (Tuesday)

Meals: Breakfast & dinner 

Today is totally free & easy.

For golfers, I strongly suggest you walk the course and enjoy the cool mountain air and  lush greenery. Being a walking course, there are no buggies. Please bring your golf trolley if you have one. If you need caddies, please let me know early so that I book them in advance.  The cost for unlimited (yes, UNLIMITED) golf is about RM35 (about S$15). Again, you pay directly to the hotel.

For those who are not into golf, you will have plenty of time to do archery, horse-riding, indoor games, paddle-boating, and guided day-time jungle trekking.

The month of December is also the peak of the durian season in the nearby districts of Raub and Bentong. The durians here include the usual kampong variety and the premium 5-star “mau sang huang” specimen. If you are really fond of top-quality durians at very reasonable village prices, I suggest you drive down Fraser’s Hill to get to Raub town.

The route is very simple. I will even give you sketched maps to get there and back to Fraser’s Hill.

Come evening, we will gather at the hotel restaurant for our group makan. As everyone will probably be tired after the day’s activities, I suggest we gather at the lobby lounge after dinner for a nice, cozy chit-chat session.  

Day 3: Dec 28 (Wednesday)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have lots of time to walk to the nearby gift shops to pick up the usual souvenirs. We’ll check out by 11.00 am and make our way home.

Do let me know if you wish to extend your stay at Fraser’s Hill. I will make the necessary arrangements for you.

We should reach Singapore via the Second Link by 7pm.

4.  Pictures of the destinations

Fraser’s Hill:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31365025@N02/sets/72157627947573489/

5.  Prices (covers 2 nights’ accommodation and specified meals):

 

  • Accommodation in Standard Room with views of the golf course:

Twin-sharing (2 adults to a room):

-       S$178 per adult

Triple-sharing (3 adults to a room, inclusive of extra bed and extra breakfast for 3rd adult):

-       S$168 per adult

Child (3 yrs – 12 yrs, sharing room with parents) with extra bed and breakfast

-     S$98 per child

Child (3 yrs-12 yrs, sharing room with parents) inclusive of breakfast but without extra bed

-       S$68 per child

 

Note: Each Standard Room comprises either 1 Queen-sized bed OR 2 single beds.

            The hotel management allows only 1 extra bed per room.

 

  • Accommodation in Family Room (comprising 1 Queen-sized bed and 1 single bed)

 

Triple-sharing (3 adults to a Family Room, inclusive of extra breakfast for 3rd adult)

-       S$178 per adult

Quad-sharing (4 adults to a Family Rood, inclusive of extra breakfasts for 3rd & 4th adults and one extra bed)

-       S$168 per adult

 

Child (3 yrs – 12 yrs, sharing room with parents) with extra bed and breakfast

-     S$98 per child

Child (3 yrs -12 yrs, sharing room with parents) inclusive of breakfast but without extra bed

-       S$68 per child

 

Note: The hotel management allows only 1 extra bed per room.

 

6.  Bookings:

If you are keen to sign up for the above Fraser’s Hill trip, please fill up the attached registration form and email it back to me to confirm your participation. My email is mazlan.driveaways@yahoo.com.sg  If you can’t get through my Yahoo email, pls use mazlan.samad@fanfare.sg

 

For more info, please call me at tel: 90070962 (Mazlan).

Registration closes: 9th December (Friday)

Note: I have only 10 rooms available at the moment. I have another 6 rooms on the hotel waiting list. As December is the peak holiday season, I am not sure if I am able to get the extra rooms. If you wish to join this trip, please book early.

 

 

7.  Use of walkie-talkies

Every car will be issued with a walkie-talkie. I trust you will take good care of it and return it to me in its original working condition at the end of the driveaway.  

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