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Tanah Rata

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
January 16, 2012 1:57am

We were at Tanah Rata recently and were surprised that temperature read 18 degrees Celsius.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
January 19, 2012 3:41pm

50 years ago we sometimes wore sweaters and put on a fire at night.
It was chilly at night.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
January 20, 2012 6:23am

The last time I was in Camerons was April 2011 and I noticed that the "cold" seems to be returning. Maybe it is because of the heavier rainfall these couple of years.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
January 30, 2012 4:57am

.......so chilly that we had electric heaters in our bedrooms and hot water bottles in the beds. It was rather a torture to climb into cold beds and the hot water bottles helped warm the feet!
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
January 30, 2012 5:19am

I forgot about our 'steamboat' dinners that helped warmed us up as we ate! Happiness.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
February 9, 2012 1:47am

The heat in the Klang Valley is unbearable for the past few days!
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
February 9, 2012 4:53am

To make you feel cooler, the weather here at Ottawa, Canada was fairly mild at -12c yesterday morning.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
February 9, 2012 7:02am

The sun at 7.30pm is still very bright and huge. Gardening and jogging are impossible. Even if air-conditioner is on at 17Deg.C, we still need this cool Tanah Rata pic. of Kayes to cool us. Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
February 9, 2012 7:23am

If -12C is considered mild, what is the worst winter temperature you have experienced in Ottawa, ironhead?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
February 16, 2012 1:06am

In the 70s when we used to stay at Moon Gate in Tanah Rata, the caretaker would use a bedpan to warm our beds. I have a pic of it somewhere. When I find it I will post it Smile
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
February 16, 2012 1:42am

Hi Kayes,


Bedpan to warm bed?! Hope we get to see the pic. as soon as you find it. Smile
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
February 16, 2012 3:11am

Hi blue grass
January-February temperature of -30 to -40 are not unheard of but the last few years -25c is about as cold as it usually gets.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
February 17, 2012 3:14am

Hi ironhead
Living in Ipoh, I can't imagine how cold it must be. Thank goodness for central heating, eh? The temperature in Cameron Highlands at the moment is 20C and should fall a few degrees tonight.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
February 17, 2012 7:04am

Hi blue grass
It is late February and we are having a warm day here at 2C but there is still 30-40 cm of snow on the ground in my back yard.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
February 17, 2012 9:26pm

Hi blue grass,
I've been in the States for almost 30 years and this is the warmest winter I've ever experienced. The unusually warm temps were almost spring-like and even though it did snowed on a couple of occasions, there was nary a few inches of accumulation on the ground each time. Just a year ago, the blizzard of 2011 kept us all marooned within the confines of our homes and life in the Midwest came to a virtual standstill. What difference a year makes! Mother Nature, I take my hat off to your uncanny ability to throw us a curve, albeit a pleasant one. When it comes to the weather, there is no doubt that you are still in-charge.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
February 18, 2012 4:04am

Hi Ken and ironhead
Amazing that you both speak of 'warm' winters! I felt the cold when temperatures fell below 10C while on holiday!!
The weather around the world seems to have changed and even here in Ipoh, we no longer have the distinct wet and dry seasons. This year we had a rather wet Chinese New Year, unlike before, when this time of the year was usually very hot and dry. I'm not complaining though as the garden is thriving, all the plants look lush and green. The fruits from our rambutan tree are all gone - enjoyed by people, dogs and bats.
Do enjoy the rest of your 'warm' winter. Cheers.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
February 18, 2012 5:33am

Hi blue grass,
Many of us are 'basking' in this 'act of kindness' that is rendered by Mother Nature. Believe it or not, it was actually warm enough to fire-up our outdoor grill to make some 'bak kwa'. However, we always remind ourselves to refrain from gloating. There is still some weeks of winter left and we may have the tables turned on us for crying out loud. Not everyone is rejoicing over this unexpected windfall. For instance, snow removal contractors, ski resort operators and retailers of winter wear are literally throwing up their hands in despair. One man's food is indeed another man's poison.
ironhead

Registered: November 2009
Posts: 36
January 23, 2013 6:03am

Hi
-29 C now and will go down to -32 C tonight.
Thinking about Malaya right now.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
January 23, 2013 8:05am

Hi Ken,
I cannot take the winter anymore! Heading back to Asia (China,Malaysia, Singapore). Actually on a business trip to China follow by a side trip to Malaysia/Singapore for reunions (family) and 3 other classmates reunions (one in Ipoh, Kl and Singapore) : )
Actually our winter here in California is nothing compare with yours but it is still cold when you have to get up in the wee hours of the morning to commute to work ! Happy New Year to you, Kayes, Orange, blue grass, and everyone else in this blog.


Sam
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
January 23, 2013 7:21pm

Hi Sam.
Good for you. Hope you'll have a swell time with friends, family and loved ones, not to mention devouring the legendary street food that is second to none. This winter is relatively mild by Chicago standards. Can you believe it, we are entering our 335th day with less than an inch of snowfall! Blame it on global warming, but I am not complaining. Snow plowers and ski resorts are crying foul and are pleading to the heavens for divine intervention. Such is life; you win some and you lose some or shall I say, one man's food is another man's poison. Will you be celebrating CNY there? My brother-in-law is spending part of the winter in Penang now and he is complaining that the prices of hawker food has skyrocketed astronomically. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself to the hilt. Come back and share some interesting tales with us.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 24, 2013 5:00am

Hi Sam,


Thank You and Kong Hee Fatt Choy!! Weather before and during CNY is usually warmer. Do enjoy the sun and food when you are back. But let's hope Station 18 is cooler than KL. during CNY ..... Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,797
January 24, 2013 6:58am

I have been to many "cold countries" many times and yet I cannot get used to the cold. I am one of those who has to bathe 3 times a day and wash my hands often. Cold toilet seats (despite warmers) are another big problem Smile I am really glad I live in sunny Penang. No winter kit necessary for the car, no snow to shovel and all I need is a T-shirt and short pants Smile Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
January 26, 2013 10:02am

Indeed, cold weather is not everyone's cup of tea. My nephew who is born and bred in Chicago has been living in KL for some years. For those of us who have relocated for a long time, our body has adapted gradually and I actually look forward to the different sights and sounds that come with seasonal changes. As for cars, driving in the snow is a whole lot easier these days with anti-lock brakes, all wheel drive and all season tires.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 27, 2013 2:18am

Hi Ken,


Anti-lock brakes, all wheel drive and all season tyres are all new to me as I have never driven in the snow before. Thank you very much!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
February 12, 2013 5:46am

It rained on 'Chor Yat' and 'Chor Yee'. It's a watery Snake Year. If 'Sui' (water) is 'Choy' (lucks), than let's hope this water Snake Year brings lots of 'Choy'! Smile Feng Shui Masters say auspicious colours for Snake Year are blue, green and purple. Many Mat Salleh start to believe in Feng Shui - so much so that the owner of an Australian shop that sells only Chinese New Year cards named his shop as "Feng Shui Shop"!! Things people do to deceive ,,,,,



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