What a coincident, I heard that there is a new artificial climbing wall was built near my hometown, actually just walking distance from my house. I grab the chance to go there while I’m at home last few month, and have some photos of it. I dont get the chance to try our the speed wall. Just did some bouldering there.
Last April 2010, I went to Tioman Island with some of my friends from university and office. Its quite a short trip, we spend 1 night on the Island, and 2 night in car while driving. Its was quite a tiring trip, but really great. It cost us around RM 200 (without foods) for each of us.
We depart from Tanjung Gemuk jetty, at about 7am, the earliest ferry to go to the island. On top of the ferry ticket, there was also a marine park permit, that cost us RM7 each. From some articles I’ve read, they said that the ferry should stop at Tekek, then move towards south from it. If you plan to go north, you have to either walk, or rent a boat from Tekek. Our ferry that day start dropping passengers from south to north, starting from Kg Genting. BTW, Tekek is like the main town of Tioman. You will find the only ATM machine (BSN) and airport in Tekek.
A friend of mine once mentioned about elephant sanctury in Temerloh, Pahang. Its not too far, and i figured this is the right time to go for it. The right time i mean at that particular time is already 3 month back. Now only I have the time to blog about it.
The place is quite remote, and you have to drive past villages, but its quite easy to find. Just exit at Lanchang, and just drive straight, until you can see signboard to the sanctuary. There are free tickets to be distributed, but they have color scheme for the tickets. The red ticket is for most people, and with this ticket, you can just see and say hi to the elephant. With green ticket, you can have a shower session with the elephant. But, this ticket is limited to 100 tickets issued per day. So, you have to be there as soon as possible before the tickets runs out.
Hari Raya Eidul Fitri being the most waited celebration for all Muslims in Malaysia. With open houses, biscuits, “duit raya“, beautiful baju kurung and baju melayu, the foods, it surely some celebration anyone should not miss out.
A back while in May 2010, i bring a few of my officemates and friends to Bukit Tabur and Sungai Pisang in Gombak. These place are just my usual place to bring my friends to outdoor activities, with simple hiking, jungle tracking and swimming.
Bukit Tabur is located in Taman Melawati. The place also becomes very popular for hiking activities during weekends, and sightseeing. The sunrise view was magnificent. I have blog about this place once before. There are a few routes, but we choose the place where I’m familiar with, the starting point at the water treatment plant.
Sungai Pisang on the other side is just jungle tracking, just 10 minutes, as we choose to park our cars just by the highway, Karak Highway. Its just about 10 minutes from Gombak toll. I do not want to do 40 minutes tracking anymore, just want to have some picnic, swimming, skip the tracking 🙂
Below are the pictures.
Its been a long time since my last update on my blog. It have been my log of what I did, something that I want to remember. Well, you can say i forgot things easily.
I’ve been looking for a place to climb. Its been quite some time since I last climb, and I found a place not too far. Its in Putrajaya, Extreme Park. I’ve heard there are off-road bicycle trail near that place, but not really sure where is it. The climbing place is not too far from Putrajaya International Convention Center. The coordinate is “N 2 53.318, E 101 40.082” or “2.889, 101.668“, you can find it yourself of you have a GPS.
They do provide equipments for rent to all visitors. Its quite a convenient for me to bring my friends who do not have any gears to start climbing, and the rates are quite affordable. Its just that some of them are worn out, and not really convenient to use, like the shoes. The entry fee is RM 6 for adults, and RM 3 for student (provided you have a student card)
My sister’s wedding in Terengganu.
Mount Kinabalu were once claimed to be the highest ground in South East Asia, with 4095 meters from sea level. I have the best opportunity to go their for free, being sponsored by our company’s adventure club. 🙂