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Strawberries dipped in chocolate

A few afternoons ago, after gotten some work done, I walked past an MBG fruit store while I was going to get my car. Their strawberries were on sale, i.e. RM10 for two packs. Each pack was 250g and the strawberries looked pretty plump and juicy. So I bought two packs. As I walked towards my car, the idea of making chocolate-dipped strawberries came up. I was pretty sure my 5yo would love this idea!

There we go! Milk chocolate bar and fresh strawberries.

I used this method to melt the chocolate bar: Add about an inch of water in a pot and bring to simmer. Break the chocolate bar into chunks and put them into a heatproof bowl (this bowl has to be bigger than the mouth of the pot with hot water). Put the bowl in the mouth of the pot, without touching the water. Stir the chocolate chunks occasionally as they soften and until all of them melt to your desired consistency.

My 5yo is a big fan of fresh strawberries.


.....and eat!

He was so happy!


Get Lost, Naturally at The Sticks Eco-Glamping Retreat, KKB

What is Glamping?

According to the dictionary, glamping is "a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. Glamping is likely to satisfy any city slicker seeking a little refuge in nature—without foregoing any of life's luxuries".

Wikipedia says, "glamping is a portmanteau of glamor and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside the escapism and adventure recreation of camping."

Get Lost, Naturally at The Sticks

According to TimeOut KL's article about glamping sites in Malaysia, when your perfect weekend getaway includes nature, but also the modern luxuries of everyday life, there's glamping. The Sticks at Kuala Kubu Baru is listed as a great venue if you want to check in for an off-the-grid weekend retreat in the jungles to experience eco-glamping.

My husband and I brought our two boys (4yo and 1yo) for a one-night stay at The Sticks after Christmas last year (2017). The Sticks, located at Lot 213, Jalan KKB - Fraser's Hill, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor (Google Maps) is a full-board retreat so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy their delicious servings of home-cooked food. You can also go for jungle trekking and whitewater rafting or just chill by the river before lazing around in hammocks or tendok (half tent, half pondok or hut in Malay).

What did we do?

We didn't come prepared with gears for jungle trekking and whitewater rafting. So, we just went for casual walks around the retreat.

Chilling by the river.

Strolling around the retreat with the boys.

Where did we stay?

We stayed at the Serengeti Tent (a tent on a wooden platform, with attached bathroom).

What did we eat?

English Breakfast

Home-cook Style Lunch

BBQ Dinner

More photos below!

More info

Address: Lot 213, Jalan KKB - Fraser's Hill, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor (Google Maps)
Email (for enquiries):
Facebook: @thesticksguide
Instagram: @thesticksguide