Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bukit Kiara Trail Running

Trail running at Bukit Kiara with a group of RHB Bank colleagues and friends on Saturday 22 August 2015 … This is the first time that the group go for trail running other than the usual trekking trips.

Bukit Kiara is the choice location as the various trails, charted by the mountain bikers, are most pleasant to run amid the cool shade in the hills. Besides, another criteria most favoured by the ladies are the absent of leeches. As for the mosquitoes, we can always outrun them to avoid being attacked.

From the carpark, we ran towards the View Point direction. Blocked by the high fencing, we then continued via Snakes and Ladder trail to the crossroad area. The group then made a loop at the extended path of 2K trail. We have a good round of photos shoot with the mountain bikes that the bikers were most glad to lent them to us. We then returned to the carpark covering a distance of about 10km in 3 hours.

Looks like we have many potential trail runners in this group.

Do CLICK HERE to view 48 photos in the photo album.

 Group photo at Taman Lembah Kiara before the start of trail run
 Yana … who likes trail running and road running
Dphany, Yoke Leng and Bruno (Mars) :-)
 No passing through to View Point … we could only take a photo here with the high-fencing as background instead of the skyline of Kuala Lumpur

At the crossroad area … the energetic and vibrant all ladies’ photo – when assembling all the ladies, someone quipped that the word “all” sounds like “old”
At the 2K trail … Josephine, Yana while Lana is trailing behind
 Yana and Lana … helping one another in the stretching exercise

Trail runners turn bikers

Another group photo where the pose is being enhanced by the mountain bikers  :-)

Posted by KC Leong

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Puchong Hill Trekking

Leading a group of USJ Zhineng chi gong members and friends for trekking at Puchong Hill on Sunday, 16 August 2015.

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Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail

A few of the RHB colleagues and friend went for a trekking trip at Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail on Saturday, 8 August 2015.

With a view to the distant horizons, Broga Hill attracts many outdoor enthusiasts and nature-loving people for a good trek to the peak. The hill was well marked, tidy and clean; thanks to the RHB mountaineers who volunteer every weekend to keep the place clean. Certain steep slope areas are guided by thick ropes to prevent any untoward incidents. There are wooden benches being erected which are good for taking a breather.

Though there are many people at Broga Hill, there were hardly anyone at Tok Wan Trail. After the previous day’s rain, it was very cooling there. Leading the pack, I ran into many of the spider webs lined across the trail.  

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 A group photo at the main gate of Broga Hill, mark by the RHB signage
(left): KC, Patric, Khoo Ban Yu, Khoo Hock Hin, Lana, Dphany, Shu-Lin, Ivy Wong, Yoke Leng and hubby, and Voon.
The vibrant ladies 
 Another group photo at the middle hill … Bro, do you see the birds up there?
 The direction to Broga Hill peak; Tok Wan trail is the mountain behind this hill
Supported by two bolsters, this is a good place to show the legs :-)
Broga Hill peak is nicely decorated with prayer flags
At Tok Wan Trail peak
The mountain cafeteria always attract crowd
Our mamak stall operates by Khoo Ban Yu who made teh tarik even at Sayat-Sayat hut during Mount Kinabalu trekking trip
Passing by a giant tree
Performing some aerobic movement on the boulders 

Do CLICK HERE to view a sea of cloud at Broga Hill on one unusual morning.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Puchong Hill Trekking

Leading a few fellow RHB colleagues and friends for a trekking at Puchong Hill on Saturday, 1 August 2015. I led the group to trek one round at the standard loop, then detour to the waterfall. 

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 Yeah, always start with a good group photo  

 Showing a bit of muscle?  :-)

 Another group photo at the rest area

 Going through obstacle course .. Jessie Chia with a good balance

 Clear water ... even good for washing face

 Shang ... a regular trekker at Puchong Hill

 Enjoying the nature 

 June Lee's usual wefie (plural of selfie?) 

 Having a dip in the pool

 Natural Jacuzzi

hmmm ... nice ... quenching thirst with the fresh coconut from a stall at the trail head

Posted by KC Leong

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nuang Peak via Janda Baik

Trekking to Gunung Nuang peak via Janda Baik with fellow RHB colleagues and friends on Saturday, 18 July 2015 (Day-2 of Hari Raya holidays) … I could not remember when was the last time I trekked on this trail. For serious training, one would prefer to start from the Pangsoon of Hulu Langat side. Just like the south face and north face of Mount Everest, there are two ways that one can arrive at the peak of Gunung Nuang. After referring to my blogsite, I last went there on 8 March 2011 ... almost 4.5 years ago.

There are a few changes; the most noticeable ones are as follows:

a. there is a proper parking facility at the trailhead complete with basic toilet and bathing capability;

b. there were a few Orang Asli huts being built along the trail at the farming area;

c. there are more land being cleared for cultivation of crops;

d. the trails are wide and clear due to many trekkers and trail runners who are using this trail to the Nuang Peak;

e. fallen bamboo areas – more bamboos that have fallen and blocked the trail. There was one area that spanned for about 10 feet in length; one has to crawl to get pass those areas.

Overall, it was a great trekking trip with all the good trekking buddies together.

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

A group photo just before the start of the trekking

Fine Weather and Leeches – We must be luck that day: the weather was fine, and most parts of the trail were dry. The next best thing was that there was no leech. There was no complaint from the members having been attacked by leeches. At around 2:30 p.m. when we descended at the waterfall area, we saw the sky was covered with dark clouds and we could hear thunder above. After a while, it started to drizzle – for less than one minute – and the sky became clear again. Later on, when we further descended the mountain, we realised that it was raining near the farm areas but not in the mountains.

Trans Nuang – After passing by waterfall and before reaching the peak, we saw two trail runners who came from Pangsoon, Hulu Langat side. Usually, they would ascend to Nuang Peak, connect to this Janda Baik trail. They would then run back to the peak and descend to the carpark at Pangsoon – a round trip that would take about 12 hours. 
Crossing the first stream

Packed Restaurants – After descended from the mountain and having taken our bath, we were excited for the next activity: to savour the good food at the many restaurant in Kampung Bukit Tinggi. There were a few choices but we decided to go to the restaurant which is directly opposite the coffee shop that we have our breakfast. When we passed by the produce shopping area, we were surprised to see that all the restaurants were packed with people. In the designated restaurant, a few of the members even stood next to those potentially about to finish having their meals. After a few futile wait, we decided to try other restaurants. After going to a few other restaurants, we concluded that all the restaurants in Kumpung Bukit Tinggi were fully packed on a long weekend. So we did not have the opportunity to have a good meal together.

Looping Trail – I recognized the looping trail area; previously, a lady trekker who was too tired during the descent (at around 5:00 p.m. when the sky was almost dark), she went back up to the peak again by following the paper trail. Do click here to read ...

Passing through the farm areas
Arriving at Nuang Peak between 3 to 4 hours
 The yow yeng ladies … Lana, June and Ivy
ChongYF’s highland cafeteria that attract the crowds
 Relaxing at the waterfall … Lana and Elissa 
At the waterfall 
Proper parking facility just opposite the trailhead complete with basic toilet and bathing capability; fee per entry for each car is RM 7.

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Posted by KC Leong

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Zhineng Qigong (M) 20th Anniversary

PSZQM 20th Anniversary Luncheon at Thean How Temple, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 28 June 2015 … Do click here to view photos from the web photo album courtesy of KC Leong, the cameraman of the event.

 Grand welcome amid thunderous lion dance – President of Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia, Sr Liow Kim Heng 马耒西亚智能气功总会会长, 廖锦兴老师 accompanying 马来西亚中医师暨针灸联合会(医总) - 黄保国教授
 Together We Strive to Take PSZQM to Greater Heights … 
(left) Organizing Vice Chairman (USJ Centre), Alan Yu Laoshi; 
President of Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia, Sr Liow Kim Heng; and  
Vice President, Edwin Khor Laoshi

VIPs and distinguished guests 

 Chinese Folk Dance  by  SJK ( C ) Lick Hung,  Subang Jaya  
中华民族舞 - 首邦市力行华小

One of the table group photos (from USJ Centre) … refer photo album for another 65 more tables
Special thanks to the following laoshi for assisting to pre-arrange the members for table group photos: Yang Pouy Soon and Joanne Tan Poh Gek; Alice Yap and Richard Wong.

 24 Festive Drums by  SJK ( C ) Lick Hung,  Subang Jaya

 Choir performance by Taman Megah Center, Taman Rakan Rakan Centre  & DJ Center  风雨二十年 & 返虚 
 Line dancing by members of USJ 4 Centre

 Aloha dance by USJ Centres

Group participation and dancing – "Xiao Ping Guo" 
集体舞蹈 : 小萍果

 Zhineng Tai Ji Qiu Dance 智能太极球 by 马来西亚气功师总会
 United We Stand … The auspicious moment of cutting the cake together in celebrating 20th Anniversary

Lots of lucky draws 

 Trendy bags for the prizes
 PSZQM EXCO and 20th Anniversary Organizing Committee Members
Cheerful conclusion … for a job well done in successfully staging the event!
(Yours truly, KC, at right, back row)

Posted by KC Leong
EXCO and Organizing Committee Member

On Behalf of Organizing Committee
20th Anniversary Luncheon