Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chemerong Berembun Langsir Hiking Trip 2017

Last week I joined a trip to Chemerong National Park located in Terengganu. It was organized by an outdoor community who calls themselves Southern Eagle Adventure (SEA) headed by a woman named Lyn. I met her the first time during a hiking trip in Johor and now she is quite well known in the hiking world.

The trip was joined by 35 people of which 7 of them are women!

The trip takes 3 days and 2 nights, where we'd be spending both nights at the Langsir Waterfall, right above the gigantic falls. Eight hours of hiking is needed before reaching this campsite and it is compulsory to hire a guide.

This emerald pool is five minutes away from our campsite.
We also hiked to the nearby mountain of Berembun before spending the day away swimming and sliding down the slippery rocks to the pools below. I have never been to such undisturbed piece of wet heaven before, where you can directly drink the water whilst swimming without getting sick!

This place deserves a more visits in the future! AKU SANGGUP DATANG BANYAK KALI!

The isolation of the place and taking 8 hours to get here is a big factor on why the place is so untouched by pollution or littering. Thanks to the paid guides who kept it this way. Kudos! I actually felt really sad in leaving during the last day. I wished I could stay for a month at least! :(

Last but not least....

If only I have the skills and dedication to create my own travel videos... it would most probably look like the clip below. :P


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Purrfect Cat Cafe Penang

Holidays are over and I spent my first day of 2017 visiting Penang as a transit spot before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. I didn't have much to do during my stopover as I arrived Penang around 630pm from Kota Kinabalu and stayed at a chic hostel called "Syiok Hostel" at Jalan Chulia. A highly recommended place to stay with private quarters for an all female dormitory and shared bathroom. Free breakfast is included with the cost and taken on the top floor. Clean and tidy. Have to use hostel's indoor slippers to go around and your shoes are left outside. I loved the concept. Memang syiok lah! Haha.

I must say that the transportation in Penang is very convenient! The Rapid Penang buses are cheap and you can get around easily with just RM2.70, which is also the cost from Georgetown to the airport. And then there's UBER!

So where did I go in such a short time?

I read about Purrfect Cat Cafe from a map of Penang gotten from the airport. It wasn't that far away from Chulia street and decided to head there before my bus to KL at 12:30pm.

When I reached there, the cafe was still close. The time shown on my phone was 9:55am. Most of the shops were still closed except the Camera Musuem next to it. There were cats there too so I went to play with them first.

The cafe eventually opened around 10am and after looking around the cats' merchandise downstairs, I paid RM13.00 to enter the cat section upstairs. Hands washed and shoes left downstairs, I immediately started to capture some decent cat photos using my Huawei P9 Plus.

He's trying to tell me that he's the boss!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Eight Hills of Bukit Bongol, Kota Belud Sabah

One fine day, as I was lounging at my parents house, watching a series of Tiny Houses on TV, my sister asked me if I wanted to go climb some hill nearby. I immediately said YES! Because for the many years I've lived in Kota Belud and the many times I came home for the holidays, I never did anything adventurous except stay home and watch TV. Hahaha. I presumably became a successful couch potato at this rate.

So there... we planned to hike on a Sunday morning, right after Subuh prayers with hopes to catch some sunrise. I was briefed that the climb would take 3 hours to and from for the extremely fit people. Since I was on hiatus mode from hiking for two months already (yeah, fasting month and raya month.. argh!), I wasn't sure of my current fitness level.

A friend came to pick my two sisters and I in the wee Sunday morning from our house. I didn't prepare much and wore only sandals while my sisters wore shoes. I didn't even brought a daypack to put in water supplies and food.

I was ill-prepared.

We were brought to the foot of the hill situated somewhere in Kpg. Pirasan, near a construction site. The beginning of the trail was a visibly dirt path heading upwards. I was the least fittest person in the group and was stopping almost every few hills. Haha. It was a wake-up call that I should resume my fitness regime as soon as I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

My sisters and I on top of Bukit Bongol, Kota Belud

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Buffet Ramadan RM20 - RM30 ++ Around Klang Valley

We are halfway through Ramadan and I've personally have dined in several Ramadan buffets around Klang Valley which consists of Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur. In terms of taste, I loved all of them. Haha! Here are the THREE places I've dined-in so far.

1. Shah Alam Convention Center - SACC : RM38

My friend has this habit of hunting good Ramadan Buffet deals online before the holy month itself. Prices per person could get as low as 50% from the normal price. We managed to grab this Groupon Deal for SACC Ramadan Buffet at only RM38 (normal price is RM88) !!!

More info on menu here