Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bukit Ketumbar Hike

Trekking/ trail running at Bukit Ketumbar, Cheras on Sunday 28 Feb 2016 with Shu-Lin, Lana and Chin Tyen ... This hill is much smaller compares to Apik Hill, and it is a closed loop. The hill station is accessible either from the left trail which is shorter, or the right trail which is longer. From the trail head, within short distance, one has to take on the steep climb. 

When we first arrived at the hill station, the whole area was crowded with hikers; coincidentally, there was only one wild boar. After descending the hill, we did another loop. Bingo! This time, we saw quite a number of wild boars - big and small.

There is an open air car park at the trail head; per entry is RM2. Right at the trail head is a fruit stall that sells a vast variety of fruits; they even sell fresh fruits juice, where the fruit-juice extractor is powered by their own portable electric generator. 

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 Bukit Ketumbar with a view of Kuala Lumpur city skyline
Lana, Shu-Lin, Chin Tyen and KC
Shu-Lin and Lana cautiously feeding the wild boars
Many young wild boars also
Shu-Lin, Lana and Chin Tyen
The hill station is a nice place to spend the hot afternoon with the whole family
With workout equipment
The outdoor gym
 It is interesting to note that this mirror attracts many guys standing in front there admiring themselves while working on the dumbbells for building up their muscles
Lana busy spinning a hula hoop 

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, February 14, 2016

FRIM jin wan Trail Run

Gong Xi Gong Xi ... A vibrant, fun and auspicious jin wan (energizing luck) trail run at FRIM on chor 6 of Chinese New Year (Saturday, 13 Feb 2016).

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 Gong Xi Gong Xi at the FRIM Clubhouse
 All ladies pose ... en route to Pacat trail
 At orang asli hut area
 With bikers near to Steroid hill area
 Prosperity Gong Xi jumping pose
 Before the start of the jin wan trail run area with RHB ang pow
 At Salem Hill area
 At the peak of Salem Hill with the sign post relocated to a better area
 At the rock area
After jin wan trail run, we meet this good looking monkey king – looking strong and confident – to bid us goodbye  :-) 
 Even running also in Gong Xi pose :-) ... Lana, Ivy and Adelyn
 Running back to FRIM Clubhouse
 Adjourn for some teh tarik and iso-tonic drink
Complete with a prosperity loh sang and a sumptuous lunch

Posted by KC Leong

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Apik Hill CNY Outing

Gong Xi Gong Xi ... early "hoi kung" (start work) at Apik Hill on chor 3 (Wedn, 10 Feb 2016) with ChongYF, Lana, Shu-Lin and SC Yong. It was a cloudy morning where the sun was totally shielded away. Arriving at Station 6, there wasn't any trekker there; needless to say, we could not see any wild boar other than the droppings. While running towards Saga Hill station surrounded by the wild palm trees, I thought of the office colleagues who were busy working while I was busy running. 

At Saga Hill station of Apek Hill, the crowd started to build – a stark contrast to the other hill station. While returning via the Tokong trail, we met the humble uncle who mans the inner coconut stall at the trail head. Seeing him there, we knew there would be no coconut juice to drink. Instead, we taught him to handle the camera to take group photos for us.

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 (left) ChongYF, Lana, Shu-Lin and KC 

 At Saga Hill station of Apek Hill

 At Station 3A where we met SC Yong and friends, and Rainbow trekker
Lana, Shu-Lin and Mai who is from overseas; she visited Apek Hill for the first time
Jumping Gong Xi Gong Xi pose

The building of pylons is progressing fast; we are not sure whether we could still trek Apik Hill in future

Posted by KC Leong