Friday, April 26, 2013

Lucky Valley (part 2)

Lucky Valley Retreat and Sungai Lembing Tour, 20-22 April 2013 with Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) members. 
Organizer: KC Leong, Cindy Lim, Grace Lim. 
Chi gong laoshi: Alan Yu laoshi from USJ 15 Wawasan Centre. 
Group size: 35 persons.

Do click here to view complete photo album at Lucky Valley (226 photos) courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

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 Lucky Valley Resort near to Muadzam Shah, a town located in the district of Rompin, Pahang … Cindy Lim.

 Moon Walk chi gong in The Energy Pyramid … walking very slowly, this is to direct the chi to the feet

 A bee is busy harvesting nectar and pollen on one of the many water lilies 

 Experiencing the resonance of sound at the centre of the dome of this pagoda

Looking for chi bubble at 5:45 a.m. (Day2) … Only one small bubble at the right of photo frame.

One of the members shine a beam of light into the sky from a powerful torchlight. We saw that the air looks dusty and full of tingling and shining particles. It could not have been dusty as there is no exhaust fume or pollution here. Refer photo album for other bubbles photos.

 Day2 at 7:00 a.m. start of trekking; the starting point is just next to the Pyramid

 What a creative way to cross the stream without getting the shoes wet … Shirley … :-)

 Well guarded … putting on socks and shoes under the watchful eyes of the resident dog which is friendly and always leading the pack looking for lurking danger (possibly from wild boar or wild chicken) … :-) 
The dog is so well-versed with the terrain that it can lead those lost trekkers back to the resort. However, if one walks away from the resorts (not the path to return), it won’t follow. 

 Okay, all crossed the stream and ready to continue with the trekking journey … (left) Cindy (with the brand new Salomon XR trail running shoes), S.Heng, Lum, Camelia, Joanne Wong

 Arriving at the Lords of the Ring Gate… background is the outer perimeter. 

 After 2.5 hours of trekking, it is a superb idea for Alan Yu laoshi to conduct the Sleeping Chi Gong (in a pre-determined posture while repeating a mantra silently). 
With such a nice feeling relaxing on the cool flooring, I am not surprise to hear two members who were snoring for a while … :-)

 The no-frill dining area

 All the 35 Zhineng Qigong members came in this specially chartered coach. 

 Yeah, thumbs UP !! Simple but delicious home-cook food - Kampung chicken and steam fish. Look at the size of the chicken feet (in the small bowl).

Trekking distance: about 9km; time: about 2.5 hour; from the trail map charted by Garmin GPS-enable watch, the perimeter (in red line) of Lucky Valley is in a rectangular shape occupying 500 acres of land.

Do click here for my first visit to Lucky Valley (in blue sky) and the official description and GPS location of Lucky Valley.

Posted by KC Leong

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sungai Lembing Tour

LV Part 3 - On Day3 morning (22 April 2013, Monday), the Zhineng Qigong group woke up at 2:00 a.m. getting ready for another different outing. This time, we left Lucky Valley (LV) for Sungai Lembing (LB) to see sunrise.

The specially chartered coach, which has been parked there since arrival at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, departed at 3:00 a.m. as planned.

The journey to LB required 2.5 hours; the group have a simple biscuit-and-packet-Milo breakfast in the bus 30 minutes before reaching LB.

The group started the ascent at 5:45 a.m. and arrived at the top of the Panorama Hill at 6:30 a.m. – a superb timing ready to view sunrise.

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 Beautiful ray of light

 One of the group photos … do refer to photo album for other photos

The sea of mist/clouds below the coloured sky

 On the other side of the Panorama Hill is a totally different scene … the misty effect
 A light tint of blush on the right of photo frame
 After the first ray of light, we thought that would be end of the sunrise. We were surprise that the sun turned into golden egg yoke – what a unique scene!
 According to the locals who have tried a few times to view sunrise, today’s scene is beautiful. We must be lucky … after visiting Lucky Valley … :-) At 7:15 a.m. the sky becomes bright and almost all the people have descended the hill.
 The signature old tree of LB town (which is just in front of the market place)
 On the left is the market place. This is the road that leads to the Panorama Hilltop.
 Visiting the famous noodles shop – the unique method of mixing the dough. 
The rod is pivoted at one end and a worker – in this case, our male model – bounced up and down to compress the dough … :-)
The correct method is to stand on one leg and using the thigh area to press the rod down.
Do not practise at home without any supervision as wrong method may cause unnecessary injury (say, standing on two legs to press the rod down) … :-) 
 Suspension Bridge – connecting the village to the main road. The group return after buying the local produces. 
 ALL THE HAPPY FACES – Visiting Gua Charas which is 30 minutes out of LB town en route to Kuala Lumpur.

We arrived at Genting Toll at 5:00 p.m.; due to traffic jam at Middle Ring Road 2, we finally arrived at USJ Taipan at 6:30 p.m.

Do click here for the previous part at Lucky Valley (LV).

Posted by KC Leong

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lucky Valley and Qigong

Work in progress to process the photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong)  … a glimpse of happening at Lucky Valley retreat (LV) and Sungei Lembing (LB) tour on 20-22 April 2013 with Zhineng Chi Gong member.

 A group photo a Ulu Bendol Recreation Park (Seremban) en route to Lucky Valley

 In the Energy Pyramid of Lucky Valley … yours truly (KC) at the back, left.

 The practicing of chi gong is conducted by Alan Yu laoshi, USJ 15 Wawasan Zhineng Qigong Centre

 In The Pyramid where chi field is very strong

Reflection at the ceiling

At the Pagoda

 On Day-2 5:45 a.m. viewing of chi bubbles at The Pagoda area

 Abundance of chi bubbles

 For a 2.5 hours trekking at the perimeter of Lucky Valley … flank by two resident dogs from the Resorts

Crossing the stream … interesting obstacle to overcome … many more interesting photos

 Day3 morning at Sungai Lembing … 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. viewing of sunrise … the yolk 

 All the ladies in this group

 The misty effect

 Visiting museum of Sungai Lembing

Visiting of Gua Charas … lots of walking, trekking, going up steps on Day2 and Day3. 
This is the final attraction before the group return to Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Kiara Hill Trekking

Leading a group of Zhineng chi gong members and friends for trekking at Bukit Kiara on 6 April 2013 in preparation for the 3D2N retreat at Lucky Valley soon.

It always give me a bit of surprise as many a times, leading the chi gong group for trekking mean encountering drizzles in the morning, never mind that it has not been raining for the past many days. It was drizzling at 6:30 a.m., just before the rendezvous time. Anyway, all those who intended to trek were not fazed or “intimidated” by the rain. A few brought umbrellas that double-up as trekking sticks … :-)

Kiara Hill is a good place for trail running as the gradient is not too steep. While they trek, I would take the opportunity to run around the hills on soft ground amid cool and fresh air.

The entire outdoor quest took almost 3 hours traversing a distance of about 9km (note: timer only activated after going for quite a distance – forgot la).

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A customary group photo before the start of a event.
Yours truly (right); Alan Yu laoshi (R3).
(Left, Back): KL Tan, Lee Choo, Mrs Tan, Jezamine, Tioh, Cindy Lim, Mrs Tan, Yang, TanKH, TeeEK, Alan Yu laoshi, Tan, KC Leong
(Front): Shirley, LimBB, Annie, Tee YS, TanLP, LewLY, Sheila, …

 Alan Yu laoshi for Zhineng chi gong USJ 15 Wawasan Centre

 Lee Choo … stepping gracefully forward

 Seeing a modern-time rubber tapper in action

 At the Veiw Point area 

 At the Veiw Point area (background KLCC and KL Tower)

 At the Crossroad/Pondok area

 Traversing through the trails

Bukit Kiara Trail Map charted by my Garmin FR610 watch
Distance: about 9km
Duration: about 3 hours.

Posted by KC Leong