Monday, January 31, 2011

Gunung Jerai, Kedah

I had my birthday at Gunung Jerai, Kedah in February 2010. Special day with special person...

There is only one accomodation you can find in Gunung Jerai - The Regency (formerly known as Peranginan Gunung Jerai Resort). It was renovated and reopen in 2010.

We had ourselves a standard twin bed room. The view from balcony is awesome as we can see the long stretches of paddy field which you can't even see the edge of it. Unfortunately, the time that we went there, the paddy was harvested and field burning was in progress. So, do check the season before your visit.

The room is not very big, but clean and new with balcony, all facilties work well. As a RM180 standard room, I think it's how it should be. For chalet in Jerai, I think the view is surprisingly not as good as the standard room.

separated toilet and bathroom

The restaurant in The Regency is the one and only one restaurant in Gunung Jerai. The food is expensive and tasted so-so, cost around RM10-RM30, not worth for a try I can say. 

Not sure chalet allow to cook, do check it with the management.

It was funny as things really really did not go well in this trip. There were 2 attractions in our list for Gunung Jerai, waterfall and museum.
On the day we reached there, we found that the Forestry Museum was closed down for quite some times already. It was kinda disappointed. And then we went to waterfall, the entrance located opposite the museum, short trek down hill. We saw the waterfall....but... without water on it.... =.=!! There's a season for waterfall too??

We walk further down and came to the recreation park, it was abandoned and scary. We didn't walk further as it felt unsafe.

There's another waterfall nearby the hotel, but it only allow to go with the tour guide from the hotel. As we only have two person, we gave up that plan eventually. There are several trails which we not manage to try out too.

However, I still enjoy my trip very much. There are so much more than a trip.

overlooking a nearby secret island

How to get there:
Drive along North-South Highway heading to Alor Setar. Exit at Gurun.
After exit you will see signboard along the way that took around 10-15 minutes lead you to the foot of Gunung Jerai. Drive less than 30 minutes then you will come to the resorts' doorstep.
My Proton Saga BLM 1.3 enough to handle the sloop.

Daytime: Casual without sweater
Nighttime: Light sweater might needed at outdoor

1 comment:

  1. next time must research properly b4 going. don't go to sg sedim, kulim. ever. i planned n went for a day trip, luckily. all abandoned. new place but all broken already, doors, windows, everything. nice waterfall but no facility at all. regret.