Sunday, November 16, 2014

Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail

A recce trip at Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail with Wilson Liew on Sunday, 16 November 2014 for a total distance of 4.8km (one way). Both Wilson and I have not been to Tok Wan Trail before. 

From car park to the end point of Broga Hill, there were many people; so we were not able to run. Instead, we were taking photographs excitedly with a sea of mist or cloud probably caused by heavy rain the day before. Even when approaching Broga area at 7:00 a.m., the entire area was engulfed in mist. 

Beyond the huge rocks where the end point of Broga Hill is, it was a stark contrast. Entering into Tok Wan Trail, there were no people. Occasionally, we met a few trekkers along the trails. The funny thing was that they always asked me whether I have been to the end point of Tok Wan Trail; to which I responded: ini kali pertama (this is my first time in this Tok Wan Trail). 

So both of us ran and ran and ran traversing the winding trails and going through at least 8 hills to arrive at the end point of Tok Wan Trail. Compare with the scenic view of Broga Hill, it is just a clearing with a signage for Tok Wan Trail of 675 meters above sea level. The entire journey is good for trekking or trail running.

Do click here to view 50 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Broga Hill is crowded with people
 A sea of mist of cloud … we must be lucky to be able to see such a unique and scenic view
 I was surprise that at 7:30 a.m., the sky is very blue
 Beautiful !
 Above the cloud feeling
 The end point of Broga Hill with the huge rocks
 The no-frill end-point of Tok Wan Trail compares to the scenic view of Broga Hill ... KC and Wilson
 Having a big and nice coconut juice while descending the hill before arriving at the car park
Adjourn to the famous grill tilapia fish restaurant. The fishes are reared in the pond just beside the restaurant.

Quite interestingly, my last visit at Broga Hill was on 14 June 2009 (more than 5 years ago) when I assembled a team to trek in Mount Everest Base Camp. Do click here ...

The reason for not visiting Broga Hill for such a long time is because Broga it is not challenging enough. But with the Tok Wan Trail, this should be a good mountain for trekking or trail running. 

Posted by KC Leong

Friday, October 31, 2014

Korea Holidays Highlights

Holidaying in Korea from 23 to 30 October 2014 for the autumn foliage ... these are only a few of the photos; stay tuned for many more photos. At Oak Valley where the 2018 Winter Olympic is going to be held, the temperature at 8:30 a.m. is minus 1 degree Celsius! Overall, it was a pleasant, enjoyable and memorable holiday trip.

Do click here to view 88 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

At Jeju Island
As Jeju Island
A main dish and kimchi stuff
3D studio

At Nami Island

At Sarokan Mountain
Enjoying a sumptuous seafood lunch
Looks like some Bollywood dance  :-)
Cheese making session
At Oak Valley ... temperature in the morning is minus zero! The 2018 Winter Olympic shall be staged near to this area.
At Oak Valley
Attending "how to make kimchi" crash couse
In ancient costume
At Everland
At DMZ zone diving Northern and Southern Korea
Holiday ended with a happy feeling

Posted by KC Leong

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zhineng Group Practice

Zhineng Qigong Group Practice with Master Qi Xiao Long (from China) at Lick Hung School, Subang Jaya, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, 12 October 2014.

Do click here to view 89 photos courtesy of KC Leong.

 Jovial moment ... Liow Kim Heng Laoshi (President of Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia) and Master Qi Xiao Long (from China)

 Group Practice at Lick Hung School, SS 19 Subang Jaya.

 Group Practice at Lick Hung School, SS 19 Subang Jaya.


 Gracious movement by Lim Lee Choo of USJ Wawasan Centre.
 Sales of chi gong books and merchandises
 Master Qi Xiao Long (from China) 
 English translation by Soo Kam Son Laoshi
 With Group Practice Organizing and Working Committee
 … together with Centre Laoshi

Closing address by Main Organizing Committee, Grace Lim, who is also the Secretary of PSZQM

Posted by KC Leong
PSZQM EXCO 2014-2016

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Zhineng Qigong 1 Day Tour of Tg Sepat

Led by Edwin Khor laoshi, Vice-President of PSZQM, Zhineng Qigong members went for a 1-day outing at Tg Sepat on Sunday, 5 October 2014 complete with practising of qigong by the beach, sight-seeing, shopping for local produce, and having sumptuous lunch and dinner together. The organizing of the event was assisted by Grace Lim laoshi, Cheong SF laoshi and Ms Tan laoshi (from Tg Sepat).

Kuan Wellness Ecopark (for bird's nest)
Yek Loong Fish ball factory
Arowana Malaysian Food Industry Factory
Ganofarm (mashroom and lingzhi farm)
Joo Fa coffee factory - The Starbucks of Tg Sepat Village
Hai Yew Heng famous pao (meat pao, mui chou pao, etc) – long queue for buying of pao
Lover Bridge for group photo in the evening
Lunch and dinner

The group was having a good and memorable time visiting places together; and the feedback was encouraging that they are looking forward to joining more qigong outings.

Do click here to view 95 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Visiting Kuan Wellness Ecopark 
 Relaxing by the beach of Tg Sepat … with other laoshi. This place is excellent for dining in the evening while enjoying the sunset and the breeze. Yours truly (KC) 3rd from left.
 Visiting Joo Fa coffee factory
 Good business - this pau shop is full of waiting customers 
 Practising of Zhineng qigong by the beach … lead by Edwin Khor laoshi and Cheong SF laoshi. A different experience as compare to practising in schools.
 Group photo at Lover’s Bridge
 Sad to say that the bridge was broken … caused by broken heart? :-)
 Sumptuous lunch …
… and dinner.

Posted by KC Leong