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Showing posts with label HIKING. Show all posts
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Monday, 11 April 2022

HULU SELANGOR’S COMMUNITY HOST PROGRAMME OFFERS THESE MUST-TRY ACTIVITIES!

Enjoy Exciting Activities at Sungai Selangor with Selangor Community Host Programme!

Hulu Selangor District is rich in natural attractions. As such, the Selangor Community Host Programme in the District offers various activities which bring you closer to nature. It is a must-include entry in your travel bucket list as the activities are rarely available in the city. Among the attractions here include the Selangor River which starts from the Pertak Dam and ends in Kuala Selangor District. Continue reading to find out the list of the must-try activities!





  1. Enjoy Water Tubing

Spend some time and enjoy this very exciting activity! Float yourself on a tube along the Selangor River which is definitely a fun thing to do while witnessing the uniqueness and beauty of the surrounding.


  1. Extracting Tin Ore

Tin extraction is a traditional method in mining. Tin ore mining was one of the earliest economic activities carried out in the State of Selangor. Therefore, this is a very interesting opportunity for you to learn on both the history and tin ore extraction! 


  1. Snail-catching and Fishing Experience

There is an interesting activity waiting for you at Selangor River -- catching snails and fishing! This activity is also offered in the Community Host Programme, so we got you covered!

  1. Picnic by the Selangor River!

Have a picnic by the Selangor River while enjoying some snacks is the best way to end your half-day adventure in this District! After carrying out tiring yet fun activities, take a moment to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!



Partake in the Community Host Programme in Hulu Selangor District to engage in the activities listed above! Do not forget to hop-on the adventure in the State of Selangor, especially during the weekends! If you are interested in participating in this programme, you can make a reservation by contacting 019-329 9760 (Khairunnisak).


However, kindly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council in accordance to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face mask at all times in public, and applying hand sanitizer regularly, for the well-being of many.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hiking: Bukit Saga, Ampang

While there are parts of Ampang’s Bukit Saga or Saga Hill, that are quiet and unspoilt, other parts can feel overly tended and less than natural. Still Bukit Saga is beloved by the community it serves. And the community loves it straight back.
There are many routes to choose from, which start from various sides of the hill. Saga Hill refers to the hilltop nearest the small town of Taman Saga, where the starting point is. Before you are considering Saga Hill, I strongly suggest wear a pair of proper hiking shoe and prepare a hiking stick for this hill.

Saga Hill is a great hike for nature lovers. Mildly challenging trails that will work up a bit of a sweat. Many trails to choose from so be aware of your route or hike with someone experienced and knows the trails. Nice waterfall that will help cool you down.


Once you have reached the peak of Bukit Saga, you may proceed further to reach the roundabout that will lead you to the Hilltop & Waterfall trail. We decided to take the waterfall trail instead of the hilltop. The Hilltop trail is very popular with hikers who are doing their trainings for mountain trekking.


Overall, it was a challenging trail for a beginner but with perseverance and persistence, it was worth it especially the satisfaction of reaching the waterfall. Would recommend everyone to at least have a go at Bukit Saga. As there seems to be some people who are maintaining the trail there, the area is well kept and very clean. Even the waterfall area is rubbish free allowing hikers to just enjoy the natural beauty.
The residents (many of which are more senior and like to climb every day) apparently prefer that climbers don’t park too near their houses, so the suggested parking space is a small park in front of a kindergarten (I think). From there, Saga Hill is clearly visible.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Hiking: Lata Lepoh, Hulu Langat

Lepoh Waterfall is located at Ulu Langat, Selangor. It took is about 20 minutes driving from Ampang. It’s quite confusing to get in, you have to make sure to follow a signboard of ‘Air Terjun Lata Lepoh’.
You have to drive all the way in and park your car at the parking space in between guests houses and lake. The parking fees is about RM 5. However, not many of us know about the parking space and most of the visitor park at the road side with caused jammed and a one way road for car.
There is a zip line, kayak and guest house available too with booking in advance. We did not explore that since our main purpose is going for hike. But goo that we know about other activities available there.
So, we started our journey from here…


The trail have a unique wooden bridge, it is old but stably built and set; then with a long trail of trek.
There are a lot of wild plants along the way. Since we went there during Jackfruit and Durian season, you can smell them on every step you go in LOL! We went through banana zone, bamboo zones, only with a couple of time upward trail in about 50 to 60 degree slopes, over all are mainly at 20 to 30 degree slopes.




The slopes that you have to go through to go up is about 30-45 degrees and there’s a spot with a pleasant smell of the wold flower. It falls down like the snow flakes, except for the coldness.

Location: 15 km north of Ulu Langat, near Kg Pangsun, Selangor
Total Distance: ~ 7.5 km
Max height: 584m
Elevation Gain: 385m
Difficulty: Flattish start. Decent incline throughout. Undefined paths.

You have to be extra careful and watch out for any wild insects in the jungle, you don’t want to kill them or step on them. We found huge Millipede at the riverbank (You can compare the size with my finger! :p)




If you are planning to hike there, make sure you have enough stamina and energy. Easy to see, but not easy to climb :p So, there is a waterfall on top of the hill, which we found pretty small and it is not convenient. There is no based for camp as well except for a small one that we found not safe for over night as it is not enough high.
Getting there Jump on the LEKAS Highway (E26) and continue until you’re on the SILK Highway (E18). Take a left off exit 1807. At around the 4.8km mark exit left onto the E7. At the 4.3km mark take exit 703 on the left then keep right. At the traffic light turn right. After the SM Hulu Langat school (on your left) at the traffic light junction (there’s a police station on your left) take a hard right onto (B52). Its straight for the next 20.5km. The turn off from Jalan Ulu Langat towards the trailhead is a 1.5km no-through road, and is only 2 kilometres short of the turning to the Gunung Nuang-Pangsoon trailhead.
GPS coordinates 3.222300, 101.863930

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Travel: Batu Caves, Malaysia


Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. Located about 13km North of the city centre.

They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. They were discovered in 1892.


The climb was made easy by a pile of angular rocks that over the years of wear and tear had chipped off the face cliff (40foot (12m)).

The Murugan statue was quite a project to build:
  • Cost: approximately 392 830 US$
  • Made of: 1550 cubic meters of concrete and 250 tonnes of steel bars
  • Gold paint: 300 liters
Walk up the stairs and inside the cave, most probably you need less than an hour to explore everything there. And, not to forget to drink coconut on the way down.

The cave is one of the most popular Tamil shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. The Thaipusam festival. Every year, on Thaipusam, as many as 800,000 devotees and other visitors may throng the caves. As a form of penance or sacrifice, many of them carry kavadis (literally, “burden,” such as a pitcher or jug). These are large, brightly decorated frameworks, usually combined with various metal hooks and skewers which are used to pierce the skin, cheeks and tongue.

Batu Caves is easily reached by Komuter train from Port Klang Route, costing RM 2 for a one-way journey from KL Sentral.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Hiking: Bukit Batu Putih, Port Dickson

Part of a 200 million year old quartz ridge, this promontory is surrounded by one of the country’s last remaining coastal rainforests, has near pristine blue bays to either side of it, and the straits in front of it stretching for miles until it fades out of sight.
Bukit Batu Putih has enough challenge to quench climbers’ thirst. It is located in Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve at the border of Negeri Sembilan which is about an hour and half driving from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
The hike up Bukit Batu Putih is leisurely, especially for regular hikers. It is suitable for beginners and families with children. The trail is relatively easy.
It will pump up your adrenaline with a bit of rock climbing, but don’t worry as it’s easy going. Still, remember that safety comes first. The hike is only about 30 minutes.

When you reach the top, you will get a sweeping view of the Straits Of Malacca. If the weather is clear, you can see ships and maybe the coastline of Sumatera too. Though the peak is not that big, spend time there to take in the view and snap lots of photos. The view is especially beautiful at sunset.
  • Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest gate to trailhead 20 minutes.
  • Trailhead to rocky outcrop and peak 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Altitude 285 meters.
  • Time 35 minutes one way.
  • Rating Easy with a little rock climbing towards the end, not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Facilities Toilets are located near the entrance to Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest and parking is available next to PNB Ilham Resort. At the weekends ice cream vendors congregate at the park entrance, while drinks are sometimes sold at the lighthouse steps.
  • Admission RM1. Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest is open daily from 7am to 6pm.
  • Coordinates 2.412603, 101.855564

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Hiking: Chamang Waterfall

Chamang Waterfall is one of the attraction located in Bentotonf, Pahang, It is about an hour driving from Kuala Lumpur. It is a good spot for friends and family to play, hangout and have a good bonding time. When you reach that place you will be amazed by this wonderful scenery and wondering why you have never knew this place before.
The entrance fee is RM 2/pax. It is best to reach there early morning since there’s limited parking space and spots too! :p The waterfall is within walking distance from the car park.
There’s a canopy bridge, a campsite and BBQ pit too, ready for you to burn your charcoals and grill your food. It is an educational park too since they label the trees and flowers there.

Coming to outskirts, you can’t miss the fun time in the place of mother nature. Take time to relax and play, is healthy and fun, so bring your friends and family,