Travel: Malaysia - Cherating

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Travel: Malaysia - Cherating

Postby buds » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:46 pm

Anyone been to Cherating?
Saw a Club Med promotion
recently. Wondering if it will
be a good place to chill out
with the kiddies..

It is after all Club Med rite? :wink:

Anyone knows... for such CM
hols, the membership required
is for one person only or for
each person going for the trip
including the children?

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Thanks! ;)

Postby buds » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Thank you, Insider!
Very helpful
information
indeed.. :wink:

:goodpost:

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Re: Thanks! ;)

Postby BlurBee » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:53 am

Also interested going Club Med, either Cherating or Bintam. Need advise whether it is suitable to go during year end.

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Postby buds » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:38 pm

Heyya insider, will the per pax membership
be like a lifetime kinda thing or each time
we go for any Club Med destination must
pay membership?

How much is the membership now, wud u
know?

Tks in advance. :wink:

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Postby TTLauPeh » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:04 pm

Those heading for Club Med Cherating may want to do a trip to a nearby town called Kemaman (also called Cukai) where there's a pasar malam on Thursday nights http://www.l-a-m.com.au/view/250 Plenty of nice seafood (stuffed crab, etc) as well. There's also a small waterfall and a cave (bats and all) nearer Kuantan town.

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Postby heutistmeintag » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:27 pm

I thought Club Med (Cherating) usually close at the end of the year for monsoon season?

BTW buds, it should be $60/pax/yr. Did you miss the NATAS promo? They were selling 1-for-1 and I thought it was a really goood deal.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:43 am

I went to Cherating some years back with hb.

We did not stay in Club Med due to the price (I think it was around $500+ per person). I was still a student then & we were looking for budget holiday.

We stayed at The Legends Cherating. Nice place & as we went during monsoon season, we had the whole place to ourselves. We arranged to private tour guide to bring us around & we had loads to see! We went to the tribal village, then the waterfalls & went to watch turtles!

Total cost incurred during the whole trip including my shopping at Kuantan: S$600. Much cheaper than staying at Club Med :)

We went into Club Med premise to 'recce' & liked it, but at that time, it was out of our budget. Now, we may take a trip up with my boy if time permits :)

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Postby Lilo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:07 pm

It is monsoon period in east coast m'sia during year end. The sea is rough and often heavy rain.

We have been to both CM Bintan & Cherating. We took a CM Cherating coach package (4D3N). The journey was long & bumpy, and slow because at a few parts of the journey, the coach was following long trailers which transport big tree trunks. Not only that, we had to assemble at Newton Circus at 6am to board the coach. We got to Cherating about 1 to 2pm.

CM Cherating has sailing which Bintan doesn't offer. For golfers, CM Bintan can arrange for you to play at Ria Bintan which is just next to CM and the course is scenic. You have to pay separately to Ria Bintan.

If you have young kids below 2 yrs old, there is a petite club membership which you have to pay and CM will babysit for you including feeding your todlers. We enjoyed everything at CM - the food, activities, facilities, nite entertainment put up by their GRO.

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Nice review on Kemaman

Postby buds » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:15 pm

TTLauPeh wrote:Those heading for Club Med Cherating may want to do a trip to a nearby town called Kemaman (also called Cukai) where there's a pasar malam on Thursday nights http://www.l-a-m.com.au/view/250 Plenty of nice seafood (stuffed crab, etc) as well. There's also a small waterfall and a cave (bats and all) nearer Kuantan town.


Heyya TTLauPeh, shiok leh hear you mention the stuffed crab!
By the way, stuffed with what yah? :| Hehee.. But it sure sounds
soooooo appetizing right now! :lol: Thanks for the link to Kemaman,
as i'm a sucker for pasar malams / nite bazaars (cos sometimes one
can find novelty items for a steal of a bargain!) this definitely helps in
my decision. :wink:

The batty part, i a bit sceptical tho. :| I'm not actually an animal lover.
Not even cats. :oops: My hair stands when i'm near a cat... or when a cat
decides to walk between my legs and sometimes give a little snuggle
around one leg... I'd screeeeeaaamm!!!

:!:

I'm only worried about the monsoon. Not sure if i know the dark sides of
travelling during a monsoon period.. :P Anyone knows, do share. Thanks!

:celebrate:

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1 for 1?

Postby buds » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:18 pm

heutistmeintag wrote:I thought Club Med (Cherating) usually close at the end of the year for monsoon season?

BTW buds, it should be $60/pax/yr. Did you miss the NATAS promo? They were selling 1-for-1 and I thought it was a really goood deal.


:stupid: That offer sounds so goooooddd! :stupid:

This is what happens when leave takes so long to be
approve until we miss the goodies from the big NATAS! :cry:

About the closure caution, thanks heutistmeintag!
Good thing you mentioned so now i'll just ask and make sure..

:celebrate:

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