Pangkor Island Beach Resort – Shades of the old Pan Pacific ResortMarch 28, 2011 | 6,010 views
Hah! Bet you assumed from the title that this would be another ‘commercialized’ review of a hotel stay. Not entirely. In some ways, yes … the whole of last weekend was spent in Pangkor Island Beach Resort; a famous retreat on the famous island named Pangkor in Perak that is no doubt the star attraction of this silver state of Malaysia, when it comes to tourism activities. Can’t say the same though for my beloved hometown of Ipoh, since 4 stars-and-above hotels are almost unheard of in this part of the city.
And yes, I admit that the accommodation and food were all paid for. Not in the usual manner of a professional review in exchange, but because I was attending a workshop at the resort. More or less like the good old days when we used to spend weekends after weekends cooped in hotel rooms and conference halls attending lectures and such.
Yeah, the good old days …And that horrendously long 14 days spent in Coral Bay Resort on Pangkor Island back in 2008!
I would also like to apologize for the long hiatus between posts, as miraculously … there was NO internet connection in my room. Not even when you’re willing to pay for broadband/WiFi services, as none of the rooms come equipped with such connectivity. But I did get free WiFi signal at the lobby and lounge; at the expense of sacrificing the comfort of writing from my room.
Hence, I neglected the urge to write completely. Throwing caution to the wind, I ran along the beach like a madman, stepping on those miniature crabs scrambling into their homes (holes?), relishing the warm breeze caressing the cheeks, waking up to the alluring sounds of crashing waves on the shores, and tucking into a delightful BBQ dinner by the beach under the makeshift canopies.
Life has been good this past weekend, though I still deserve a good rest since this was the third consecutive weekend without proper rejuvenation/recharging these old batteries. Four more days to go, and I’m already trembling at the thought of chasing deadlines, completing reports, attending meetings and …. of course, finally writing the dire backlog of reviews.
Pangkor Island Beach Resort was formerly known as Pan Pacific Resort, and we used to stay here back when Motormouth has barely honed the skills in food tasting, hunting and writing. More than 2 decades, to be exact. Brought back sweet memories when I browse those Agfa/Kodak moments when my late grandfather was still his stern yet loving self, and my grandmother was still young and plump. There’s one with myself stuffing my face full with a bun; not chewing/swallowing in time to match the timing of the photographer (my dad, I think).
This goes to show that when you have the penchant to eat, you develop the cravings since you’re small. Blame it on the genes, perhaps? 🙂
Happy Monday people! Skipped the congestion today (haha!!), but not for the remainder of the week though. April’s beckoning on the horizon, and there goes the 1st quarter of the year. Wow, it’s been almost 4 months since I left Ipoh ….. this incomparably delicious hometown of mine, on the development surge as of late. I don’t even recognize some of the newer cafes/restaurants sprouting all around town.
“Maybe it’s time that YOU, my dear readers, for a change, throw me some recommendations?”
*This damn farking unstable and slow-as-tortoise line (Maxis broadband) renders this blogging experience even a harsher chore than ever! Can’t lament about Streamyx now jor …. I gotta embrace the Unifi back in KL. Though not God-like, still trumps this pathetic connection masquerading itself as ‘BROADBAND’ here.
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