Saturday, August 01, 2020

Kiara Boulder

A good hike on Friday, 31 July 2020 to the unique round boulder that looks like a dinosaur egg. It was cleverly hidden in the many trails in Bukit Kiara. Team Lead for the excursion was Hooi Miin. 
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Yeah, we arrive at the round boulder
Good background for photo shoot

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Taiping and Gopeng Free-and-Easy 2020

A free-and-easy trip visiting Taiping and Gopeng with USJ Zhineng chi gong friends from 25-27 July 2020. 

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Activities in this photo album ...

(1) Charcoal factory, Kuala Sepetang;
(2) Kuala Sepetang;
(3) Lunch at Light House Seafood Restaurant, Matang;
(4) Wonder Farm Mushroom factory;
(5) Aun Tong Coffee Mill;
(6) Flemington Hotel, Taiping;
(7) Taiping Lake Gardens;
(8) Adeline Villa and Resthouse, Gopeng;
(9) White water rafting;
(10) Dinner, breakfast and walk-around Adeline resort;
(11) Gaharu Tea Valley, Gopeng;
(12) Gua Tempurung, Tour 2 until Platform 5;
(13) A lifeless Agacia, Kampar;
(14) Lake in front of UTAR Kampar.

 Charcoal factory, Kuala Sepetang
 Wonder Farm Mushroom factory
 Aun Tong Coffee Mil
 Taiping Lake Gardens
 Taiping Lake Gardens
 Adeline Villa and Resthouse, Gopeng
 Participating in white water rafting
 Walk-around Adeline resort
 Gua Tempurung Tour #2 until Platform 5
Photo shoot at Agacia, Kampar 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Gopeng Extreme Adventure

2D1N stay in My Gopeng Resort from 11-12 July 2020 for Gopeng river rafting, Bukit Batu Putih hiking, and Gua Tempurung cave exploration. En route to Gopeng, the team detoured to Lata Kinjang Waterfall for sightseeing.

Do CLICK HERE to view 157 high-resolution photos courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong. At the end of the album, there is a video created by Audrey Ho, one of the team members.

Or do click here for the video (with captivating background music) courtesy of Audrey Ho.
At Lata Kinjang Waterfall, Tapah
At Lata Kinjang Waterfall, Tapah
At Lata Kinjang Waterfall, Tapah
 Happy faces at the start of Gopeng river white water rafting

White water rafting at Sungai Geroh, Gopeng is fun and thrilling when the raft rides through the rapids. Analyzing the photos, it is very easy for the rafting guide to capsize the raft. The instructions that are necessary for action to maintain balance of the raft are Forward, Backward, Boom Boom, Jump Jump, Hold the Line, and Stop. While the other instructions were straight-forward, "Boom Boom" means danger lurking and all are to squat low into the raft. When we were into turbulence water, we were stunt when the rafting guide shouted "boom boom" – we all paused momentarily, stared at one another did not know what to do.
 Ahhhhhhh .... into turbulent water 
 This is how the rafting guide captize the raft with ease ... with the momentum from the current
 He step to one side and pull ...
All drop into the water
 Bukit Batu Putih hike 
 Scenic view at the Batu Putih
 Entrance to Gua Tempurung
 The Tempurung - this is where the cave gets its name
 All mud ...
 Crawling in narrow passage
The other end of Gua Tempurung

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Friday, July 10, 2020

SACF Hiking

Hiking at Setia Alam Community Forest on Saturday, 4 July 2020 ... today, the trails are dry after a few days of hot weather. From Station B, we proceeded to the tower, then taking the long trails to the Mirror Lake. We managed to get a good spot today to brew our coffee right in the middle overlooking the lake. At the Mirror Lake, we saw a few triathletes practising their swimming. I heard someone asked "are they any crocodiles in the water?" We returned via a direct trail to Station B and returned to trail head.

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A good location to make drinks and admiring the Mirror Lake

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

SACF Hiking

Hiking at Setia Alam Community Forest on Sunday 21 June 2020 ... Arriving at the trail head at 7:20 a.m., I saw the entire car park was parked to the brim. The contact tracing during RMCO at the trail head is self-administration: every hiker dutifully scanned the QR code by using their handphone before starting the hike. Because of the self-administration for contact tracing, hikers could enter the trails earlier then the 8:00 a.m. requirement.

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At the lakeside area

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Bukit Kiara Trail Run

Trail running at Bukit Kiara on Saturday 20 June 2020 ... The Kiara Hill was re-opened one week ago during the RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) for Covid-19. Since the start of the lockdown on 18 March 2020, it has been almost three months that we last ran here.

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At Kiara Park area ... hardly any people

The entrance opened at 7:00 a.m. and each person must undergo temperature check, scanning of QR code using mobile phone or writing of particulars for contact tracing. The queue for this process was OK, about 10 persons queuing. I was informed by a hiker friend that the queue for recording of particulars at Wawasan Puchong was almost 100 persons this morning!! 
At the end of the Container Trail

With the social distancing in mind, we have to constantly remind ourselves not to go too near to one another, and taking group photos has to spread over a bigger area resulted in smaller figures.
Josephine and Shu-Lin practising the levitation skill

Snake and the Ladder Trail – we returned via this trail and we spotted a small snake on the ground motionless, most probably it was run over by mountain bikers. While running at this trail, I joked that this is called Snake and the Ladder Trail, as confirmed with the presence of a snake. 😀
Extension of the Container Trail

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Permaisuri Running

Running at Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras on Sunday 7 June 2020 with ChongYF, Shu-Lin, Josephine Lee, Ivy Wong (and yours truly). There were many people exercising at the park at around 8am, and for the few of us, that was the first time that we ran at this park. Since we can't go into the trails (for hiking or trail running), exercising at the park is the viable alternative. 

With the C-MCO (conditional movement control order) started on 13 May 2020 in tackling the spread of Covid-19, people are allowed jogging at the parks. Since the lockdown started on 17 March 2020, it is almost 3 months already.

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 (left) KC, ChongYF, Shu-Lin, Josephine Lee, Ivy Wong

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