Kluang 2014: UK Argo Farm Review (4)

After our guided tour we were back at the main reception area. There is still about 45 minutes before dinner will be served, so we decide to bring the kids to the chalet for a shower.

The Chalet
The chalet provides very basic furnishing though it was pretty big. There was a TV (though reception was poor), a desk, a queen-size bed and a single bed. As we booked a room for four, they provided an extra mattress at one corner of the room. There is also an attached toilet which is pretty big, but unfortunately no bath tub and only standing shower. The room is equipped with air-conditioning which I think is necessary since we are unlikely to open the windows and invite the insects in at night. Wi-Fi is also available in the room and the signal strength were pretty good as we notice a router just outside our room.

The sparsely furnished chalet room with the added "bed" right at the corner. (Photo Credits: My SIL)
The sparsely furnished chalet room with the added “bed” right at the corner. (Photo Credits: My SIL)

A point to note is that the “sound-proofing” of the chalet is quite bad. I could hear the conversation going on between my BIL and SIL next door and even the snoring (LOL). So if you are a light sleeper, you may need ear plugs to have a good night rest.

Tip: Remember to keep the bathroom door tightly close, as there is a window inside the bathroom which can let the insects fly in. And avoid opening the front door for long period of time. I sprayed some insect repellent in the air before we leave for our dinner and regret not spraying more when we returned. Cause the girl got badly bitten in the middle of the night. So put on mosquito patch and apply insect repellent before you go to bed.

The Dinner
The dinner was a simple affair of buffet-style “ready-to-eat” and BBQ food. There were rice and bee-hoon as staple. The “ready-to-eat” food include things like hotdogs, nuggets and fries. The BBQ food include otah, honey-glazed chicken wing, and chicken and mutton satay. There was also curry vegetables to go along with the staple.

The kids definitely enjoyed the dinner because of the nuggets and fries.
The kids definitely enjoyed the dinner because of the nuggets and fries.

The food is generally on the oily side, but we gave two thumbs up for the otah and chicken wing. Particularly the otah. The staff there told us some visitors bought uncooked otah from them before they leave the farm. Chubby also mention that the mutton satay was good.

Kong Ming Lantern
The farm was very kind to arrange a letting go of 天燈 (aka Kong Ming Lantern) activity after the dinner (not stated in the package). They provided each room with a set of天燈. If you have not let go of a天燈 before, basically, it’s like a wishing lantern. You write your wishes on the lantern, bring it out to the open, light it up and let it fly to the sky. It’s usually tie to religious purpose, but if you are not too staunch I think it’s actually quite fun to involve the kids and also taking the chance to explain the science behind how to fly the lantern.

Chubby letting go of the 天燈, which I got the boy to write his own name on it.
Chubby letting go of the 天燈, which I got the boy to write his own name on it.

Night Walk
The farm also conduct night “walk” that is outside the package. It cost RM3 for each pax. They will bring you around in the bus and see if you can spot some wild creatures.

The "signage" they put up on the reception counter about the animals you MAY see at the night walk.
The “signage” they put up on the reception counter about the animals you MAY see at the night walk.

As the timing of the walk is a little late, plus the girl is a typical urban child who is afraid of the wild-life, I stayed behind at the chalet with her while Chubby brought the boy for the walk. Much to the disappointment of the boy, they only manage to see the firefly and monitor lizard. As highlighted by the staff (prior to the purchase of tickets), these are wild life creatures so it really depends on your luck on what you get to see.

And I still have more info about the trip. Join us for the next post as we share some activities that we did the following day.

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