Adventure caving

Caving, is one of the activities that we can do at Mulu National Park. Categorised into, intermediate and advanced caving… one has to complete the intermediate caving activity first before allowed to go for the advanced adventure caving option. This is to allow the guide to assess the individual, if they are able handle themselves when doing the required activity such as rope abseiling, ascending, wall climbing etc.

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Broga, a weekend

It’s just a Hill…

#hiking #outdoor #sunrise #landscape

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Situated at Semenyih somewhere in Selangor…

In the beginning, Broga hill (400m a.m.s.l elevation) was not that popular… Surrounded by palm oil estates and forest.  Known probably only to the locals and the first climbers who explored the area or summit probably wasn’t even a little bit keen updating their selfies in insta.

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The Garden of Eden

always wanted to go..

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Recently, while was in Mulu national park. I booked a short tour to one of hidden places named  in the program brochure as “The garden of Eden valley walk”. Cost at RM120 per person, minimum 3 Pax and maximum of 8 or so if not mistaken, as the park authorities are very conscious of the environment and do have quotas on certain activities and human presence at certain areas and time per day.

inside Deer cave

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Climbing Mount Rinjani, Lombok

At 3,726 m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia

Landed at Lombok international airport in the morning and from the airport, the drive took about 5 hour drive to Sembalun village, with stops and lunch along the way.

19/4. First camp, first light.

6:00pm Start from village to first camp site to avoid the heat and sun. This part of trek is through open space all the way. Arrived our campsite for the day after three hours walk, 6.5 KM. Had our first dinner at camp site that night, which will be mainly rice and soup, veggie or instant noodles. Tonight camp site is an open space in the fields.

took some campsite photos while still not that sleepy
our porter tent cum kitchen.

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The Pinnacles, Mulu

I had the chance to climb/trek to “the pinnacles” in Mulu national park, an arduous trek and walk up hill a steep slope (3km trek 1100m ascent) , however still very possible for the moderately fit people as I would expect. The trek would take 3-4 hours (speed dependent), and there’s a requirement of reaching certain check points or markers at a defined amount of time, else the guide are required to stop your climb and order you to descend back to camp 5, the base camp of that trail.

Camp 5 before the ascending trek

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outstation

traveling work

Traveling or going away for holiday is fun, traveling because of work for the company, well, maybe not that fun… The 9 to 5 rules applies, attend meetings, hear talk, seminars, all that stuff. The only thing good about it is the fact that everything is free and paid for. If you re traveling for your own business, I guess that’s even better because you’re making money from your travels.

Celyn hotel

With a little bit of luxury… (Compared to a backpackers hostel) having your own bathroom, fresh bed comforters, towels and 4 fluffy scented pillows, I have to admit that I could be turned into a spoiled, whining traveller if too much exposed to all this ridiculous overly charged luxury. 😋 .

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Bali beach walk

no reason…

Traveling to bali this time is a little different, because there’s no specific objective or destination. What was supposed to be a trip accompanying a friend to explore Bali didn’t turn out to be as expected because my friend could not come and had to cancel at the last minute… AirAsia has a policy on non refundable bookings, so I made the most of my ticket and she had no option but to forfeit all her cost. Which left me without a plan;
what to do there?
any activity?
explore new place?
or just outdoor activity?
I still had no clear picture at this time

inspiration came

Seeking some tips on Tripadvisor and Triposo, while sitting listening to the radio at a cafe one night, I got the idea to revisit Ubud again, but visiting different attractions, maybe to Goa Gajah, and Tampak Siring for sight seeing and photography, things like that, which should be the starting point of my itenary.

KLIA 2 Travel Day

Travel day, at KLIA 2, this new terminal was completed early May, and the interior is very modern compared to LCCT (low cost carrier terminal) building before. Huge, lots of shopping choices, a wide range of food outlets.

New KLIA2, replacing the LCCT

Now, three floor of shop-lots with variety of choices for food, clothing, duty free shops etc, and there are still empty spaces waiting to be rented. Stop by San Francisco Coffee, made my accommodation booking at Kuta via booking.com. I would love to just walk-in in bali, but this time I prefer doing it easy.

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