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Bukit Tabur; Rainy n' Misty

29th December 2008, this is where I was, I went to Bukit Tabur to get myself away from the city, far away from work, I just wanted to breathe with empty mind, thinking of nothing but to reach to the peak of this hill. It was raining when we arrived the hillside, 7am. We were 50/50 to decide whether to go for it or not. Well, we decided to take a special opportunity of this rainy trip up. Wet, slippery, cold and misty... Definitely adventurous than normal.

29th December 2008, this is where I was, I went to Bukit Tabur to get myself away from the city, far away from work, I just wanted to breathe with empty mind, thinking of nothing but to reach to the peak of this hill. It was raining when we arrived the hillside, 7am. We were 50/50 to decide whether to go for it or not. Well, we decided to take a special opportunity of this rainy trip up. Wet, slippery, cold and misty… Definitely adventurous than normal.

Bukit Tabur has 4 tip-peaks, the furthest one consider the end of a hiking trip. The trip went harder as we moved from one peak to another, the challenge was seriously out of my expectation, it really wasn’t as easy as I thought. It isn’t just as simple as jungle trekking, there are many vertical rocks to climb as well. With no strings attached, it was very very challenging and fun. Yet can be DANGEROUS too, we saw a shocking accident fall right in front of our eyes, a girl was just saved by only a single tree blocking her from going into nowhere. On our way up, my brother told me that there is one special dog of this hill, it used to followed many hikers up and down here, I was shocked to hear about a dog, so I named it “Hero”. We met hero when we were about to hit our second peak. Hero followed us all the way till the second peak, what is more shocking was that Hero moved faster than us.

When we finally reached the final peak, but that doesn’t mean you could catch a spectacular view from there. Bukit Tabur is famous for the Gombak Forest Reserve and Klang Gates Dam are just beside the hill, few peaks will offer a great view of the dam, we chose a misty day to climb, so I did not have any picture of both the Forest and Dam.
Not much scenery to see at the last peak, all I got were spider webs with water droplets, and some trees views. We just saw hundreds of beautiful spider webs when we were near the peak. They made us feel a weird kind of nervous too, because that means there are lots of jungle spiders, haha! It was pretty beautiful anyway.

When going back time, we used another jungle path to go back down instead of going backtrack. Totally jungle trekking, minimum vision of path. It was really nice to feel the contact with various plants though, but you got to be real careful of those hungry leeches!!!

Special THANKS to Benjamin for being such a good instructor. He is a professional climber. Without him guiding us the right method of climbing, our trip wouldn’t be as good and smooth. Afterall… It was an extreme and most meaningful trip for my holiday. Let watch the photos now.

Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukit_Tabur for more information.

written by weechonghooi

2 comments

  1. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    Doodolls is there too!! nice adventures outing, hooi!

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  2. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    Thanks eva_eva~!!!

    =)

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