Travel & Trip
As promised, I’ll be back to Broga again for second installment. It’s totally different and less exciting as hikers but as photographers. Anyhow, my trip this time has gained something that new to you. Stay tune for my photography and series of pictures…
Broga Hill @ Semenyih
8 August 2009
I didn’t go with a big group this time, only three of us. We started at 7.00am and walked into the plantation area before hike to the top gradually.
Just want to give direction to first timer at Broga to take the RIGHT path when you come across this junction. It will lead you to better and safe route to the top.
The memories of my previous “Ultimate Trip” back to Terengganu still linger up my head. Sight of the weird-looking-but-overrated crab stuffed with crab meat & spices visualizes over my already congested head. And not forgetting the ridiculously concentrated, “coffee-gao-gao” (“gao” in Cantonese means concentrated) from this place.
Concentrated Coffee meets Stuffed Crab @ Kemaman, Terengganu
When these two objects are mentioned, one can’t help to start thinking about the small town of Chukai, or more commonly known as Kemaman, Terengganu.
For the information of people who are not really that familiar with Malaysia’s tourism & point of interest, Chukai is a small, tiny administrative town in the south of Terengganu state. The name of this town, Chukai, comes from an old Malay word for tax, as during the old days, taxes are collected along the waterway of Kemaman River.
Trip after trip and this was another trip right after Desaru Fruit Farm. Traveling from KL to Johor and back to KL on the same day is totally tiring. And that’s why our agent offered us an accommodation package @ The Pulai, Desaru Beach.
The Pulai, Desaru Beach
5 July 2009
The Pulai Resort is located in one of the most beautiful untouched beaches in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, right in the heart of Desaru. I drove all along from KL to Johor in 4 hours and check-in to the resort at 1.30pm. The road stretch to the destination is clear and peaceful.
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It took me 5 long months to plan this trip to Kapas Island in Terengganu, Malaysia. Yes, I may sound dramatic with the lengthy period & all, but initially this trip was part of my “master” plan, also known as “The Ultimate Trip” back to Terengganu, the state by the east coast where I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, 2 years back. And that’s not the best part.
Kapas Island Resort @ Kapas Island (Pulau Kapas)
The best part is….I went for this whole “Ultimate Trip” alone. And I really, really enjoyed the solitude. Long winded stories & deviations aside, back to the topic.
I drove all the way from my home at PJ to Marang in Terengganu, where the jetty to Kapas Island is. Marang is a small town with not many inhabitants living in it.
Eco-Challenge is best known as energy depletion activity with competent mindset. It’s a team event that requires fitness within the team and a high degree of understanding and commitment.
This year event is not easier but more interesting. It tested your endurance and ability to survive through the unexpected. Thanks to my previous experience of Eco-Challenge IX last year.
AmBank Challenge X
25 July 2009
A 12km endurance activity with non-stop challenges that you can never imagine. The race is covered different terrains such as road running, trail running, survival, mystery test and beach crawling. At least 10 obstacles involved which we have to overcome it before reaching our finishing point.
Total time taken is 5 hours!