Never know there is such place until our travel expert, Mr. Bryan Lee introduced it to us. A place that is very relaxing but not boring at all, named Eight Acres.
According to the owner MR. Edward Kam, the local communist was given 7 to 8 acres by the goverment in the past. Owner and his son, bought this land and have it prepared for stay since 4 years ago.
It located at : Lot 7822, Mukim Gali, Off Sungai Klau, 27630 Raub, Pahang, Malaysia. GPS: N3°43’ 43.68” E 101° 59’ 41.74
We used Waze to navigate there, search “eight acres”, make sure to compare with google map before heading, to avoid Waze bring you to Holland.
The big japanese tatami living space for indoor activities. You can play games, chat or sleep over here but strictly no food eating on the tatami.
Board, card games, few local traditional game (congkat as image above) and guitar were placed at the living room, available for anyone to use it.
The other side of living room, further is the dining space that can contain around 20 peoples. Free biscuits, hot water, coffee and tea pack available here.
Side corridor where you can do reading here, well decorate of roof that allow sunlight goes through and spread over.
We took the durian 2D1N festival package that cost RM 280 per person. RM 170 for children and Family package RM 850 (for 2 adult and 2 children), refer price at: Durian Festival. Included a night of stay, 3 meals, and durian buffet. Do prepare your stomach for overeating during the stay, this is one of the few that able to stuffed us up with delicious foods.
Two days were served with traditional chinese style soups, ABC soup as above and winter melon soup on the other day.
Cozy dining area, like a secondary school canteen. Speaking of phone, telco signal is not strong here, for Celcom, you will have it on and off, second floor seems better but not stable, bring a signal booster if you need it.
Mr Edward Kam the owner brought us a tour around the land, sharing his start-up experience and planting knowledge.
Numbers of Durian plants that well taken care of, got to be careful if you walking around on night, might fall and injured you.
Wall climbing available here, if you are interested, please contact them earlier so they can prepare for setting up the difficulty level.
Justin Ham, friendly and funny staff that in charge of outdoor activities, such as ATV (All-terrain vehicle) drive to Lata Berembun, paddle board, wall climbing and flying fox (RM 40 for 2 round).
Thanks to the staff prepare us a cooling Ice kacang before we enter the Durian battlefield.
All the gentlemen and ladies eagerly waiting for their turn to get hands-on the Durian. No low quality kampung durian here, mostly are D24, with few Teka and guess what, the delicious high grade Musang King.
This is the first time i saw such Durian opner as image above, a much easier tool to compare to Asian Cleaver. Spot the joint on durian, chop it, push horizontally using both hands and done.
Well grown local Golden D24 from Raub Durian farm, definitely worth the pay and distance traveled.
Speed up eating process by open it up ourself.
Private waterfall with no disturb from outsiders, walking distance of 3 minutes from our stay, the Brick House.
Chill time, such an enjoyment to dip in cold water after durian session. In addition, there are lots of small size Ikan Kelah
(Mahseer fish) in the pool that will provide you Fish Spa/Fish pedicure session.
Look at how comfortable and relaxing environment is, most of us are just hea-ing and playing games around.
No body cares.
It will take you around an hour to walk around eight acres. Goose over here will not attack, unless someone did stupid things like catch the baby goose away.
Small but strong pony, children and small size adult can take a short range ride, accompany by a guide though.
Ping Pong table available on the other hall, equipment such as table tennis nets, posts, racket and ping poll ball are available to rent from the brick house, just RM 10 for many hours until we are so tired that can play no more.
Group picture before heading back. Refer Eight Acres basic information as below,
ii) Justin Ham, HP: +6014 930 7099, email: email@example.com