Need a quick getaway from that long week of never ending work? Can’t decide where to go when it’s only a weekend to spare? You can opt for the usual beach resort or theme park weekends – but why think so hard when we’ve done the thinking for you! We’ve considered factors like accessibility, affordability and entertainment options for you so sit back and enjoy the read.
Perfect for a family of eight is the Mahligai Villa at Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Pasir Gudang. The villa comes with 4 spacious rooms, attached bathrooms, kitchen and dining area, storage spaces, a living room area and ample of parking upfront. The living room comes with an Astro enabled television set and ready to connect Wi-Fi facilities. BBQ options are available and there is plenty of running space for the children behind the villa.
Amigos Horse Riding
After settling in, we headed to Amigos to be greeted by the friendly ‘cowboy’ Mr Mousouloo or better known as Mos. Mos, a native Iranian, grew up around horses as his father was an estate manager who had to ride his horse to keep tabs on the area. Mos offers riding lessons to adults and children for a very affordable price. He has six horses and a pony for Fun Riding or Jungle Trail Ride. From the name, it is obvious that Fun Riding is very relaxed trotting of the horse while being accompanied by a trainer.
This is something the children will love while the Jungle Trail requires more vigour as the 45-minute trail, though accompanied by a trainer, needs the rider to focus and navigate the horse accordingly. The Jungle Trail passes through scrubs of bushes, oil plantations and leads to the breath-taking sea view of the Johor Straits with Pulau Ubin in sight.
In its 14th year, Amigos offer horse rental services for private functions and modelling outings. All the horses are well cared for by Mos with showers, grooming and plenty of food. Mos speaks of the horses as members of his family and he also works with a lot of schools to do CSR activities for the children to experience seeing and riding a horse. To mark the 14th anniversary of Amigos, Mos is offering 14% discount from 26th April till 26th May 2018. The Jungle Trail is priced at RM110 and the Paddock Fun Ride is RM55.
Sports & Recreation
After the exhilarating riding activities, we headed to the Sports & Recreation Centre to get a game of bowling going while the children went off to have a fun time in the swimming pool! The well-equipped 8-lane bowling alley provides a lot of fun for the entire family and for those who are not into bowling, you may opt to play board games, carrom or shoot some pool.
Over at the swimming pool, the children can have fun with the water slide, and the children’s playground is located nearby the swimming pool area itself. Tanjong Puteri offers a Learner’s Swimming Pool, Children’s Pool and an Olympic Size Swimming Pool for adults. Centralised around the swimming pool area are the Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Table Tennis area, Dart board, Billiard Room, Team Building, Sauna and Khatulistiwa Balinese Spa.
To be continued…