Friday, 9 January 2015

A New Year Getaway - Avani Sepang Goldcoast

We began the new year with a romantic getaway.

Husbie planned another surprise with just instructions for me to pack for a two night stay. Unfortunately, he didn't specify that I should have brought a swimsuit. Now, lesson learnt, ALWAYS pack swimwear...ALWAYS!

Upon our arrival at the Avani Sepang Goldcoast, I was already snapping away and excited to see the room and tour around the hotel. Husbie was smart enough to request a room with an unobstructed view. The first night we were there, we managed to see the fireworks (I don't know for what occasion as surely new year celebrations would have been the night before) from the porch of our room. 

So it was a short weekend of hotel activities, chilling, relaxing and stuffing on seafood.

It's during the weekend at Avani I also discover Husbie's idea of a relaxing holiday is to laze in the hotel room and do nothing. I had to begged him to go for the Advanced Bicycle Tour in the evening. 5 minutes into the 45 minutes tour around the kampung he had started grumbling. 15 minutes in I was already scared because he had started cursing and complaining how we could have enjoyed the view from the car. Hahah! Fine, I concede that we're not as fit and the fact that the Tour Leader was not cycling at a leisurely pace did actually defeat the purpose of a leisurely cycle around the nearby kampung. Also, as pointed out by Husbie, the Raleigh bicycles were heavy. 

The other activity I dragged him to was the 'Colours of Malaysia' show the hotel staff performed that night. Seriously, we left after 5 minutes into the introduction. Shameful. A three man show presenting a poor dance performance supposedly representing Malaysian culture and here we have a Mat Saleh boy recording all of it on his Ipad perhaps to show it to those at home. Avani, if you're reading this, please put in more effort in truly showcasing our country! Ayooooo!

Seafood from the nearby Malay restaurants were yummy and cheap.

Overall, it was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city without having to travel too far away from home.