Archive for February, 2011
My previous visits with Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam (a.k.a Taman Pertanian Malaysia) were about SkyTrek and cycling activities. In fact, many place yet to be discovered with only half day here.
18 Dec 2010 | Cactus Garden @ Bukit Cahaya
Normally, you guys will associate this place with cycling but other than cycling, there are much more hardcore activities going on here such as paintball, skytrek and etc.
If you’re too lazy to walk along the way, just rent a bicycle for RM5 for first hour, subsequent RM1 per hour. Would you rather move on the wheel?
I’ve been invited for this for fun cycling. But I won’t be here for just cycling because I simply love to explore. Explore new place is a BIG must. I recalled a place where the cactus plant resides. Yea, it’s CACTUS GARDEN.
To go here, just follow the signboard available there, it’s same route with SkyTrek direction and further until the end.
After completed few mountains in a row, I found that Gunung Angsi is one of the easiest mountain to trek. The reason why I say so is because the well-developed trail and good direction given along the route, made easy for everyone to hike, even for beginner.
23 Jan 2011 | Gunung Angsi (Mount Angsi)
Unlike many mountain which was crowded with human long queue in the jungle, this mountain offered much better nature disposition and peacefulness.
Located at Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, the real entrance of Mount Angsi trekking is actually started from Ulu Bendol Recreational Park. However, I was brought via another entrance called Bukit Putus.
With height of 825 meter (2,702 feet), it took me about 3 hours to reach the peak. The peak offered a good view surrounding and can view few popular mountains from far.
Gunung Angsi, an easy mountain by information source, in fact a challenging place for trekkers who underestimate its toughness side.
A new expedition for mountain hiking came with a misty, windy and coolie at Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok at start of the year 2011. Two mountains conquered in one trail made my checklist go faster.
8 Jan 2011 | Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok
These mountains are located at Fraser Hill and required no longer than a day to complete it. This trip was organized by the famous hiker cum recce master for us to have chance to explore the serenity of the mountains at the same time testing our passion for hiking.
As a dedicated hiker of myself this year, I put a line of mountains list to be completed by year 2011. And gratefully, it was started with awesome highlands weather. Never in my hiking life, was the weather so cooling, misty and windy. Tiredness or exhausting was out of my sight for 6 hours hiking in total.
FGS Dong Zen Temple CNY Lantern & Flora Festival 2011 is a place where many visitors would flock during CNY period. This year seems to be slowing down compare to last year. However, it didn’t deterred my decision to visit this place annually for 4th years.
Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Dong Zhen Temple
6 Feb 2011 | CNY Lantern & Flora Festival
FGS Dong Zen definitely not an anonymous place for many Malaysian during Chinese New Year. Due to lack of promotion effort from media, the crowd was less than expected. Many choose to come here for sight-seeing, photography, family outing or even dating.
Once a year decoration effort has put FGS Dong Zen into main attraction to whole Malaysian. No doubt, the decoration was real unique each year and too hard to resist from taking photography for memories.
Located at Jenjarom, you can reach this place from KESAS highway, Banting Klang exit. If you come from Bukit Jalil, you need to fork out RM6.60 toll fees in total. From the exit, you just follow the signboard for about 15km distance to the destination.
Saga Hill is not a stranger to many hikers. In fact, this place was used as training base for Mount KK. The slope, terrain and steepness are what they’re looking for.
Bukit Saga (Saga Hill) Weekend Hiking
Located merely lesser than 2km from my house, this round was my third hike in here. A revisited trip has striker my interest further towards Bukit Saga. Indeed, a hill with many different routes leading to the peak and many stations to stop by for a complete journey.
I’ve yet to explore via Cheras Awana, mainly from Taman Saga entrance. There is limited parking space in playground field. Many advise to park at shop lot parking at Jalan Saga 20 and walk about 5 min to the starting point.