I had to drive at least 2 hours from home to be at this place. From home I took the DUKE highway. Then passed the Gombak Toll and take the Karak Highway. After Karak Toll, take left towards Bentong on the state road. Take right towards Mempaga after Bentong and then you are on the Felda road until the last 3 kilometers of off road! LTER can easily be detected through your GPS . Like me, I use Waze and sometimes Google Map. It helps alot especially for first timers. To feel the real total adventure..... just crack your brain and try using map instead! This kind of place is nothing new to me because when I was young, this is the kind of road that I had to travel for 26 miles to school. When the weather is dry, the road became very dusty and during the rainy seasons , we had to move on muddy road and worst, flood! But it was fun. So, this place brings back sweet memories to me. The memories of my childhood which I spent in the jungle deep in Padang Kubu , Kemaman, Terengganu with my late parents and sibblings. We need no friends because we have each other!
|My family home in Padang Kubu. I miss my arwah Mak and arwah Abah.|
I had to fight back tears ..... down to memory lane!!!
Some of the fruits planted in LTER
Latest , they even made their very own furniture from Chengal wood which they found buried underground or just left aside in the jungle. They have Chengal benches, tables and chairs built for the resort. Chengal is a kind of wood that no termites will be able to destroy because it is very tough and hard. You can use it indoor or outdoor! Mmmmmmmm nice! Hope to have one coffee table soon...... keep dreaming!!!! hahhahahahhaha
|Kayu Chengal furniture add colors to LTER...|
well done CDS!
|Abang Zul assisting HWER to cut open the|
Musang King Durian for the guests.
Hajjah Wan Remlah's Kelantan food is another attraction to LTER. She will always sent me photographs of her cookings which she knew I cannot resist. If I gain weight, it is all because of her marvelous, tasty cooking. In the mornings in LTER, she will always prepare Nasi Berlauk..... ( one of the favourite food served for breakfast in Kelantan). In the afternoon she will prepare many different kinds of dishes which comes with White Rice, Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tempoyak, Petai, Salad and not forgetting...Budu! She will prepare desert as well. It might be Jemput-jemput Durian, Curry Puffs, Pulut Manis, all kinds of Pengat and so on. So if you want to gain weight, this is the place! In LTER, food is totally home cook! She reminds me of my arwah Mak who just love to feed people with her finger licking good food. My daughter said that, when she missed her arwah Mak Tok, she will look at HWR's face and that helps! That is how I felt too. They look alike.
|The famous Nasi Berlauk|
|The most tasteful Laksam..... yummeyh!!|
|HWR always make sure that food is good and enough.|
|HWR just love entertaining guests.|
|CDS and his sons welcoming their guests with open arms.|
The 78 acres piece of land has much to offer for nature lovers. You can ride you 4WD into the jungle, ride on the motorbike, cycling, jungle tracking, fishing, swimming and just practically anything including playing Futsal . A Futsal court had been built and used ... but as I said, not all is ready yet. Just wait and Insyallah, CDS will think of everything for his guests!
|Chalet number 9 is nearest to the falls. It is my forever favoutite.|
Just underneath the lobby, is flowing the Temir River with a school, a big school of Ikan Kelah waiting patiently for us to feed them! It is a beautiful view when you see the fish swim and jump against the current to go upstream....... just like the Salmon! Very Interesting!
|The school of Ikan Kelah in LTER.|
You can even swim with them.
|Ikan Kelah will swim and jump upstream from this pond towards the falls.|
What can I say? I just love this place very much. When LTER comes in mind, I just drove there with my husband and sometimes even with friends just to be away from the noise. It is so peaceful in LTER. All you can hear is the sound of the water, the sound of the insects and a total peace of mind. Furthermore, because it is away from the nearest town Bentong, phone coverage is not easy to get. You need to be in one spot , the highest point in order to check your phone calls or messages which I think is good. We shoul learn how to enjoy the nature more. Life will be more meaningful and families can finally sit, eat and talk together as what humans do! Trust me, no regret! Almost all of my friends and neighbours whom I introduced to this place, just love to revisit again and again. One even dream to ride horses in LTER! Hahahhahahahah. To me, LTER is one place, the best place for honeymooners!
|My Little Temir|
Back at home in Shah Alam, whenever I miss LTER, I will sit by my fish pond and with my very own creativity, I made it looked like a tropical jungle! With my Koi swimming and the sound of the water falling and sometimes the sound of the birds made me imagined of being in LTER. Meet my Little Temir!!
I do hope CDS dream will come true and hope many people will come and stay at the resort once it is ready. As for now, I will keep on visiting LTER to ease my pain of missing the good old childhood days of mine..... many-many years ago.......