Not far far away, there located many hills right after Kuala Lumpur a busy city, hidden one private location that is open to many invtesors to purchase land to build their own weekend home or make it as your own plantation is Orchard Heights that is only an hour or 90 mins drive (depends on your speed limit)  away from KL, you will reach this small little Karak Town.

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Driving thru the small road and you will reach this ‘so called huge junction’ where you see this yellowish sign then there’s where you need to turn in.

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Turn in then just follow all the way up till you reach a gate. If they close it cuz its a private property area.

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Give them a ring to notify that you are here and they will send some one to open the gate for you. Do bare in mind that its quite a hidden area here and mobile coverage here is pretty BAD on this particular area at the gate.

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As we drove slowly till we reach this kampung house is also known as a service being offered to public to stay. Hidden right in the middle of the greenery, air here is definitely fresh compare to what we had daily at the busy city.  Orchard Heights is a place we can chill with family on this very relaxing area by fishing, fruit hunting, BBQ, cook in the house, and magnificient view that you would not want to miss with little hiking.

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This place is huge, as its about 187 acres with all plot of land being sold out, at amazing low price RM 200,000 for a 1 acre piece of land. In KL, you cant event buy an apartment with that amount yet here you own 1 ACRE of land. *Sweat. Most of the investors here are building their ideal getaway homestay. This area is gated and guarded, complete with a 8ft high perimeter fencing, comes with  amentias, as electricity, water supply, irrigation water, roads and drains are already in place.

The actual owner Major Ng have this vision that want people to retire healthily therefore its here that he put is flag in. Not only that, those who do not prefer to stay here long, he had came out with a concept of homestay whereby we can just rent this kampung house and hang out with family or friends which makes it Homestay Resort for Orchard Heights.

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Homestay version that he have now is 3 types. The one we are now visiting  is RM800 per night with beds for 10 and those who do not mind to share or sleep in the living room can easily fit another 5-8 pax. This package also includes unlimited durian (if in season), 5 tilapias, and you can eat fruit fresh from the tress as you walk along the paths of the orchard.

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A quick tour that have 3 bed room and all bed are hotel quality type bed.

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WIth huge dining room

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with spacious kitchen.

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If you want to cook here, no problem, all are taken care off as plates, fork, knifts pot, all are provided.

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unless people that are coming here you bring more than what’s allocated.

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Looking right thru behind the kitchen you will be able to see a pond.

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You can picnic at the hut right in the middle of the pond, or stay here doing BBQ at night or fishing in the pond as they r all tilapias.

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We were there ngam ngam at the end of the season and all these durians are fresh. Drop during the morning and the have more unique breed compare to normally on what we eat. D24, kampung durian and many namings that the Major had gotten from.

    • D24
    • D197 (Musang King/Nasi Kunyit)
    • D160 (Tikar) (Chut Keok)
    • D99
    • D158 (Kanyau, Tangkai Panjang) (Which is from Thailand and the stalk is very long
    • and many more

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Eating during is easy when there are people already do all the job for you but to open this bunch of durian is not an easy task with the shell type it have.

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Right after eating durian, we went for a short walk, around the orchard to understand further more what’s being offered.

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I am suprise to hear that the Major came by and plant all the fruit plantation with his team. 50% of the land is planted with rows and rows of Durians, some were inherited, but many were planted within the past 10 years, and nurtured by a committed team of permanent staff.

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We eat it fresh from the tree, with rambutans and Pulasan.

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finally we aim one tree that gives us the sweetness that we want and there is no pesticide used.

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Look at the pulasan here, its huge. . .

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outside could easily sell about RM15 perkg – RM20 perkg

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on that day it was rainy day and we were not allow to head to the peak for safety reason. We hike halfway thru only. If reach the top according to the major you can see all the sharp edge of the hills. Enjoying yourself up there with kids and friends is one of the best thing to relax.


Now How do we get there:

Travel along KL – Karak Highway from Gombak toll ( rate RM 5) , pass by Genting Highland, Bukit Tinggi until reaching Bentong toll gate ( rate RM 3) approximately 60 km from Gombak toll.

Directions: From Bentong toll drive straight pass by Sg Dua, Cinta Manis then look out for Exit 813B on your left side of the highway to Karak town. Bentong toll gate to Orchard Heights Bungalow site will be approximately 25km.

From Exit 813B  to Karak town which is at about 5km ahead. Look for KFC at the main road left side of the Karak town. From KFC to Orchard Heights Bungalowis about 12.4 km.

To reach Orchard Heights Homestay. From KFC drive about 0.5km you will notice a police station on your right and there is a T junction which you need to turn right to go to Orchard Heights .

Look for a Big Yellow sign board of LADANG SABAI on your left after 11.4km from the police station T junction. At the Ladang Sabai signboard turn left across a steel bridge then turn to the left go up to the paved tar road. That is exactly the location.

Lazy with all those, then please key this into your device:

GPS Coordinates: N3 20.866  E102.3.522

Address :- Orchard Heights Bungalow Homestay  Resort

Email : [email protected]

Contact Person : 010-2605123 ( Mr Simon )

It have been long time since I heard about Food Foundry in section 17 on how good their mille crepes are. I have always wanted to try it out but always last minute there are cancellation or last minute thing that I gotta do. Even 2 weeks before coming here, there was actually a plan to come here for the deserts but got cancel again, I guess timing is on my side this round that I at last manage to step my foot into this place.

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As I reach the place, I find that Food Foundry actually hidden in the middle of Section 17 that is not really that visible if you drive pass along the road as it is operating on the ground floor. Even though it is quite hidden but it had not stopped many food or desert lover to hunt for this place.

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In Food Foundry, alot of thing you can miss but their Mille Crepe remain as one of the best desert to hunt for.

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The restaurant is divided into two sections, if you are looking for a sweet chat and comfortable place to have a good time, then you would want to be in this section that filled with rattan chair and pillows on it with orange dim light.

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What I know that this wall is handpainted byone of the artist. .   Pretty impressive as I thought they use spray to spray on it.

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Another section is what I felt more for dining purposes.

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A simple menu that they have. . .

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Iced Mocha

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‘Soup of the day – Onion Soup’ @ RM8

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‘Basket of Bread’ which is homemade by themselves that its best eaten when it is served. @ RM 2

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‘Soup of the day – Tomato cream soup’ turns out to be very aromatic, creamy that tomato taste is strong but dipping it with their homemade bread is something that goes along very well. RM 8

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I am a fan of greenery when it comes to food as ‘Foundry Caesar Salad’ @ RM 12 as I love mine with lettuce and those hard-boiled eggs with crouton, sprinkle with lots of cheese powder.

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If you prefer something light to start of with, another option would be ‘Green Salad’ @RM 8 fresh lettuce, carrot, cucumber and pepper with drizzles of olive oil.

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