|The dirt road leading to the resort|
|Selina and I in the carriage drawn by a tractor that took us into the resort|
|Refreshing Spring Resort welcomes us|
We ate our first durian before we even checked in and we continued to feast on the creamiest durians ever every day. Unfortunately there weren't many of them. Only one or two each day because our training was held in the third week of January, which was the end of the durian season. Chiak beh liao ar ("eat until cannot finish" if translated literally from Hokkien) for participants who manage to plan their training there to coincide with the durian season.
|Our first durian upon arrival. Simply fantastic!|
|The rooms were clean and simply furnished with attached bathroom. My room-mate was Jin Choo, Pastor Choon Huan's wife.|
|I stayed in one of the terrace rooms - like terrace houses except the door opens into the room. There were other accommodations like this wooden longhouse.|
|Someone told me that this is the owner's residence|
|Elisa plucking rambutans for us|
|Ambra for your picking|
|Longans just outside our rooms|
|The river that runs through the property provides a cooling respite for the hot afternoons|
|There are fish inside this pond beside our rooms.|
|At the hot spring. The lady holding an umbrella forgot to bring her sun block. That's why it's much better to soak at night.|
|Wall-climbing that led to a few sore arms the next day|
- there is no 3G connection and wifi there is very slow. You can be sure your participants won't be surfing the net while sessions are on.
- it is very secluded. The journey out to the nearest town, Kalumpang, takes at least half-an-hour and part of the way is over a dirt road with no street lights. No running out to get your teh tarik or internet fix, especially at night.
|Dinner on our first night|
|Barbecue on the last night|