Sunday, 14 October 2018

The Sticks Guide Review

After our first jungle trekking adventure at Sg Chilling, I have been wanting to go again. I found that being in the forest is really calming and peaceful. This time we decided to go Glamping and booked a Tendok (tent+pondok) at The Sticks which is a mere 400 metres from Sg. Chilling. It is around 45 minutes away from KL.

After parking at the guarded parking area, we had to take a walk to The Sticks. We even had to cross a bridge to the other side to get to the main accommodation area.

Our tendok was cozy where it fitted a double bed and an extra single mattress.

Our beds

It was situated next to the river so the sound of the water from the river was soothing (at first). Unfortunately, for some reason I couldn't sleep that night. It's not like I saw "anything" but I suspect the sound of the river was actually too loud for my liking, so I didn't get much sleep that night.

Our Tendok (from the outside)

But most important of all, the shower had HOT WATER! This was perfect after being in the cold river water!

Our bathroom

We even had our own area to swim with stairs directly from our Tendok. But the area looked very deep so we didn't dare bring the kids there.

Private area

The Sticks had its own private section of the river. The depth of the river was perfect for kids as it was shallow.

We brought our own floats but they also provided tubes which you could use. We brought a rope too so that we could tie up the floats and tubes while the kids were on them which we found very useful.

The water could get pretty cold though. We played in the water on the day of arrival after 5pm and with no sun around, it was very chilly! The kid's teeth were chattering and their lips turned blue. The next morning, we only went in after 10ish and when the sun was beaming, then it was nice to be in the water. The kids had so much fun playing in the river and I had so much fun too flowing down the river in the float.

Floating down the river

A family photo 

The price at The Sticks were inclusive of meals. We had french toast and pisang goreng for tea.


A bbq with assorted meats for dinner.


An English breakfast! Food were plentiful and we never got the chance to eat any of the extra food we brought!


Lunch was served before we left and again, we were fed to the brim!


Hot drinks and water were provided free of charge. They had soft drinks and other drinks too available for purchase. The dining area was nice with hammocks you could chill in and we had our own designated tables. They even had toys for the kids to play with.

Dining and relax area
Coincidently a friend of mine, Ray from university was also there with his family. His wife Farah was also in Edinburgh where Kimi studies so they knew each other too. What a small world indeed! Our kids had a nice time playing together at breakfast and we all had a nice walk around the compound looking at local fruits and trees.

All in all, we had a lovely time at The Sticks (minus the fact that I couldn't sleep). The facilities were nice and clean and the river area was safe and perfect for kids. Farah and I were bummed though that they took out the floating bamboo raft which was an Instagram spot made famous by @yuilin! We would definitely come again!

Last pic before heading home!

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