Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our Kenyir Expeditions for our Merdeka Holiday

After picking up the SPIN Network from Singapore from LCCT, the coach stopped by at Ampang to pick us up to start our expedition to Kenyir.

As it is during Puasa month, we had to settle down at Termeloh for our late supper and early breakfast.

P8280289Our boat house waiting for us.

We reached Kuala Terengganu very early in the morning. The boat is ready at the jetty waiting for us on board. Joe’s Mom the Chef for our trip cooked some curry chicken with some vege for our lunch.

P1100479The nice tree trunks in the lake

On the first day of our trip, we stopped in the middle of the lake and our plans was to overnight there. A very scenic view of the lake.

P1100610The lake during our cruise

In the afternoon, we took a boat to Tembat Falls. A nice falls with a large pool but it’s not safe to swim in the pool as the pool is really deep and the under current is so so strong. According to our guide, that pool had took many lives. We settled ourselves at the lower part of the falls to have a nice deep.

P8280341The Tembat FallsP1100528 A Nice sunset at the lake with the beautiful mountains at the backgroundP1100515

During dinner, we had BBQ on the boat. The feeling of having BBQ on the boat is really nice. My first time BBQing in the middle of the lake on the boat.

P1100536BBQ Dinner on the boatDSCN8001

The night was really beautiful with the beautiful moon in the sky. Wilson shared a lot of photography tips with us.

_DSC9055A nice shot by WilsonP1100573A nice shot of the night with the moon raising.

The next morning, Auntie made us Yam with Pumpkin Kueh for our breakfast. Yummy yummy…

The boatmen then later came back with a Toman Fish for us. A snake head one…

P1100612Arthur with the Toman

After breakfast, the boat started the journey to Saok Waterfalls. WOW… the water level was at least more than 30 feet less than our last trip during new year.

The Saok Waterfalls is really nice. The cool refreshing water at the falls. We all had a lot of fun at the falls. Nice hydro massage at the falls.

P8290260The Saok FallsP1100642The Lower Saok Falls

DSCN8031enjoying the nice hydro massage

After the nice massage, we trekked back to the boat.

Dinner was almost ready. We had a nice dinner then all settled around the table playing cards and the photography group started setting up the tripods to take the pictures of the stars.

P1100656This picture is taken at 1.15am

So fast, it’s the last day for our trip. We all went to the Saok Waterfalls again to enjoy the cool water.

P8290287Massaging at the waterfalls again..P8300472Joe with the Ikan Belida

We had to go back to the boat by 10.30am to head back to the jetty. Lunch was prepared. Mee, Mee Hoon and porridge was our lunch before we head back to the Jetty.

P1100710Our Group Picture before we depart

Happy moment flies. We reached the jetty took our group picture then load our stuffs all back to the bus.

What a nice journey. A trip that we will all never forget…


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Waterfall Survivors: EcoAware Survey

Waterfall Survivors: EcoAware Survey

Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides.

Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

EcoAware Survey

We are running a public survey on environmental awareness as part of the Save Our Waterfalls Campaign in 10 October 2010. You, your family and friends are invited to take 5 minutes of your time to partcipate.

Step in HERE to start making a difference!

Waterfalls are beautiful but extremely DANGEROUS. Only attempt with experience guides. Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jerangkang Perseids Meteor Shower

We started off our trip by hoping in the 4WD from KL.

Stopped at Karak town for our breakfast. After breakfast, Joe stopped by at the wet market to do some last minute shopping. P1100237

Our campsite

We then continued our trip all the way Jerangkang Falls. We reached the campsite around 12.30pm. Started to set up the tents. It started raining… A real bad weather to start off our camping. But it’s ok. With the rain in the afternoon, we are sure that the clouds will not be blocking our way for our Meteor watch at night.

P1100253The twin Falls at just beside the campsite

We had a nice BBQ dinner. Around 8pm plus, everyone settled down near the falls to enjoy the stars in the sky.

P1100271Everyone gathering around the BBQ pit P1100273

A few of us took a early sleep and woke up at 4am. Wow… the stars in the sky are really great with thousand of stars in the dark dark sky. Meteors after meteors streaks across the sky… more than 20 meteors in less than 1 hour.

The sky brightens, most woke up early to start their early hike to the upper falls.

P8150143The upper falls

Total of 40 over waterfalls all the way to the top. Blue green pools all along the way.P8150149Some more….

P8150152More…P8150155and more….P8150157and more…P8150194Hiking back…

After the hike, everyone came back to the campsite and started to pack up.

P1100288Relaxing at the campsite after the hikeP1100292Our group picture before we leave…

On the way back, we stopped by at Bukit Tinggi for dinner. A nice way to end our expedition.

P1100308Waiting for our dinner to be ready

P1100310 Couldn’t wait for another trip to the beautiful Jerangkang Falls.            

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crazy Durians and Chamang Waterfalls 8th August 2010

Waterfall Survivors members started off the trip at 7.30am from KL. There was about 40 of us. We stopped by at Bentong town for breakfast. After breakfast, we went all the way to Chamang Falls.

P1090916A nice sunrise during the drive to Bentong

P1090926Everyone enjoying their breakfast

P1090928P1090936A nice porridge for breakfast

The water was gushing from the falls. The thunderous waterfalls that took many lives in the past. The river was swollen that morning. The water level was very high.

P1090937The Chamang FallsP1090940

P1090947Our Group Picture at Chamang Falls

After the nice dip at the waterfalls, we headed to Sg Chetang a small village in Raub. (Joe’s Mom’s hometown).

We reached Sg. Chetang after 30 minutes. A 3 big BASKET of durians of 150kgs waiting for us at the shelter.

P1090958150 kgs of durians waiting for us

Joe’s cousin started cutting the durians. WOW… people with cameras started to take pictures, those without camera can’t stop their hands and grab for the durians.

P1090948wooooo.. nice and yummy….

P1090952The best durian feast we’ve ever had.             P1090953Fuzzzzzz…and the durian..P1090956 Everyone grabbing the durian… surrounding the table

P1090961Ooooo… Yellow and thick…. VERY VERY NICE!


   Members enjoying their durian… Each holding ONE durian…

Can’t wait for another trip to eat durian in the next season… Whooooooooo hoooooooooooo