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25 September 2008
19 Ogos 2008
You can divide every first camping kit in to tree kind of items, the essential basics, helpful items and other very important stuff that you need to be able to find in one catch.
The essential basic needs for your first aid kit are:
- compress bandages
- adhesive bandages
- instant cold compress
- gauze pads
- first aid tape
- oral thermometer without mercury or glass
- aspirin or other pain relief medicine
- medical gloves
- antibiotic pills and ointment
- emergency blanket
- scissors and tweezers
There are some helpful items that are not really essential but would be wise to take with you in a camping first aid kit they don't take up much space and it can really improve your camping trip if you have them with you and are in need of a:
- anti-diarrhea medicine
- germ-killing hand gel
- lip balm
- tick tweezers
Some other important stuff that you need to take with you and can put in your camping first aid kit are
- small sewing kit
- extra flashlight
- extra batteries
and for each camper a whistle that they can use if they are lost.
Check Check Double Check
You should always prepare for the worst when you go camping, you will be in an area where you can't reach a drugstore or a doctor very quick and if you carry a well stocked camping first aid kit, you know you will never have to worry about small camping health incidents. You should also ask your camping companions if they use any medicines like inhalers or other incidental products like these. And you should check if they have them with them or place an extra inhaler in the first aid kit.
The Lafuma Hunza 60 Backpack gives you plenty of room and a fully adjustable suspension system at a affordable price. The backbone of the Hunza 60 is its CR Power Frame. It easily adjusts to accommodate a variety of heights and transfers the weight to your hips, so
you can carry a heavy load easier. If you encounter wet weather on your weekend journey, the integrated rain cover comes out quickly to protect all your gear from moisture. If you're heading out for more days, the free-floating lid on this Lafuma pack allows it to be overfilled.
- Material: Ballistic nylon
- Volume: 64L
- Suspension: Padded shoulder straps and waist-belt
- Back Panel: CR Power Frame
- Hydration Compatible
- Adjustable Frame
- Rain Cover
- External Pockets: 2 Side zip, 2 side mesh, lid
- Weight: 2.4 kg
31 Julai 2008
The Park is a Mixed Dipterocarp forest and has one of Borneo's widest selections of palms and orchids.Kubah National Park offers four trails and one of it leads to Gunung Serapi. Trekking Gunung Serapi is fun and looks easy because of the tarred road but can be quite challenging as the return trip takes about 5 to 6 hours. On top of the mountain is the telecommunication Tower, which is a restricted area.
The waterfall could be reached in about 2 hours using the Waterfall Trail which is the most popular trail. Ulu Raya trail leads to Matang Wildlife Centre and takes about 3 to 4 hours, Selang Trail offers a good view of Matang and the Santubong peninsula.
The dipterocarp forest, interspersed with patches of scrub and kerangas, is also home to a variety of wildlife which include bearded pigs, mouse deer, squirrels, black hornbill, amphibians and reptiles. Chances of seeing the animals are quite slim here as compared to Bako National Park, as the animals tend to hide deep in the forest.
The Matang Wildlife Centre as an alternative, which is very much a part of Kubah National Park. The centre houses the endangered wildlife such as Sambar Deer, Crocodiles, Sun Bears, Civets and Bear Cats. The major attraction are the Orang utans, which are orphaned or rescued from captivity.
The animals are kept in large enclosures. There are also three aviaries for Hornbills, Sea Eagles and a host of other indigenous birds. The best time to visit the centre is during it's feeding time.
There are four trails at Matang Widlife Centre. The Sungai Rayu trail will lead to Kubah National Park. Visitors who want to go to the waterfalls can try the Sungai Senduk or Sungai Buluh trail. Along the Pitcher Trail, visitors will be able to spot pitcher plants scattered all over the forest floor.
All the jungle trails meander through the cool forest and provide opportunities to observe the rich variety of plant life. The picturesque waterfalls provide perfect spots for picnics and cool refreshing dips after the energetic walks through the forest.
How To Get There?
Kuching-Kubah National Park/Matang Wildlife Centre:
There are no bus services to Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre
RM35 each way by Taxi
White mini bus (bus sewa)
Wait at the alleyway next to shop near Saujana car park
It leaves only when there are enough passenger
Fare: RM5.00 per person-one way
RM35.00 per van-one way
Both Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre are favorite destination for day-trippers because of its short distance away from Kuching City Centre. For those who want to explore more of the forest, accommodation and other facilities are available.
NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE BOOKING OFFICE
(Sarawak Tourism Complex, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg)
TEL: 6 082 248088 FAX: 6 082 248087
ONLINE BOOKING; http://ebooking.com.my
29 Julai 2008
17 Julai 2008
Getting To Cameron Highlands
The only way to get to Cameron Highlands is by road. Until a few years back, you could only get to Cameron Highlands from the south via Tapah but since the opening of the new Simpang Pulai road, traveling to the highlands has become much more easier from the north. You can also get here from the east coast via Gua Musang in Kelantan but take note that this road has yet to be gazetted by the authorities.
From the South via Tapah
Cameron Highlands is about 300kms from Kuala Lumpur and it takes less than 3.5 hours to get here via the North-South Expressway (NSE). If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, get find your way to the NSE by following the sign to Ipoh. Once you're on the expressway, keep on driving north until you reach Tapah which will take about 1.5 hours. Watch out for the sign that indicates the Tapah and Cameron Highlands exit (Exit 132). Once you have passed the toll booth, turn left at the traffic lights. From here onwards you will be on the long winding road to Cameron Highlands which is about 60 km's away. If you're driving from the north just take Exit 132 at Tapah and follow the same direction. It takes an average of 1.5 hours to reach Tanah Rata from Tapah.
Driving Tips :
The road from Tapah to Cameron Highlands is narrow and has a lot of sharp bends. If you have passengers who get motion sickness, its time to get those plastic bags out (just in case).
The roads have been upgraded recently so the drive up can be quite pleasant. There will be lots of heavy vehicles going up and down this road so be careful especially when you are overtaking. Most local heavy vehicles will give you the signal to overtake when its save so be patient. Its also common courtesy to let the vehicle behind you overtake you if you're driving slower that vehicle.
From the north via Simpang Pulai / Ipoh
Now that the new road from Simpang Pulai is open, more people are traveling to the highlands via this route. The road condition is much better here than the Tapah route and it only takes about 45 minutes to get to Kampung Raja from Simpang Pulai.
Take Exit 137 (Simpang Pulai) and turn right at the traffic light right after the toll booth. Turn right again at the next traffic light about 200 metres away. You are now on the way to Cameron Highlands. Eventually you will see signs to Kampung Raja or Cameron Highlands along the way. After about 1 hour, you will reach the Kampung Raja junction where you will have to turn right from the new road into Kampung Raja town. You're now in Cameron Highlands and you can just follow the main road to your destination. Brinchang & Tanah Rata is about 25-30kms from here.
Driving Tips :
Driving up this road is definitely a pleasant experience because it gives you some great views of mountains. Since the roads are less winding, people tend to speed here but watch out for the sharp bends at some stretches. There is NO mobile coverage along this road.
For more information on the NSE (North-South Expressway), please visit www.plus.com.my
There is no train service to Cameron Highlands. The nearest stop is the Tapah Road station in Tapah. You can take a bus or taxi to Cameron Highlands from here.
Train schedules can be obtained from www.ktmb.com.my
Buses to Cameron Highlands operate daily from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. Buses from Kuala Lumpur depart from the Pudu Raya Station and KL Central. Buses from Penang depart from Prangin Mall / Komtar.
Express bus service from Singapore is now available. Unititi Express leaves Beach Road Singapore at 10.00pm daily and arrives in Cameron at 7am the following morning.
For bus schedules and details, Click here
Please call the following bus companies for the latest bus schedules and fares.
Kurnia Bistari @ (KL) 016-3033330 (Counter 87 Puduraya)
Kinta Omnibus @ (IPOH) 05-254-0124
Unititi Express @ (KL) 012-2150044 or 016-5058776
(CH) 05-491-4181 or 05-491-1452
Taxis from Kuala Lumpur are available at the Pudu Raya Terminal. There are also daily taxi services from Tapah and Ipoh to Cameron Highlands. For services from other locations, please check with the local taxi terminal.
Visitors coming from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be able to get a taxi from the KLIA limousine service (normal taxi) but the cost will be higher.
Getting Around Cameron Highlands
It will be very convenient for you to get around Cameron Highlands if you have your own transportation. There are no car rental services in Cameron Highlands.
You can still get around with the local bus and taxi, but you will not have the flexibility you get from driving in your own car. Alternately you can also get on one of the many tours organized by the local tour companies in Cameron Highlands.
Some guest houses do provide motorbike rental services which you can use to get around. Bicycles are not here popular because of the terrain and the high traffic.
The local bus service is provided by the Regal Bus Company.
For bus schedules and details, Click here
For taxi rates and destinations details, Click here
Distance between towns
- Ringlet to Tanah Rata - 13km
- Tanah Rata to Brinchang - 6km
- Brinchang to Tringkep - 8km
- Tringkap - Kuala Terla - 5km
- Kuala Terla - Kg.Raja - 3km
12 Jun 2008
PANTAI PURNAMA, PORT DICKSON
Lokasi Batu 9, Jalan Pantai
Pantai Purnama dahulunya dikenali sebagai Pantai Batu 9. Pantai ini telah dibangunkan dalam Projek RMK 7 dan siap sepenuhnya pada penghujung tahun 2000.
Terdapat pelbagai kemudahan di sini yang di antaranya , tapak perkhemahan, kemudahan pejalan kaki dan wakaf. Tapak perkhemahan yang terdapat di sini dikendalikan oleh pihak swasta dimana kemudahan yang disediakan adalah:
- Menyewa tapak & khemah
- Tempat BBQ
- Kemudahan bilik mandi & tandas
Batu 9, Jalan Pantai. Pengunjung boleh ke sini dengan melalui simpang ke Ancasa All Suites Apartment.
Majlis Perbandaran Port Dickson
Km. 1, Jalan Pantai
71009 Port Dickson.
Tel: 06-647 1335
The Santubong jungle trail is maintained by the Holiday Inn resorts but open to all. The trail branches out into the mountain trek where a trekker can climb Mount Santubong (810m) in about six hours.
The jungle trail itself is a one to two hours trek, depending on pace. I would recommend applying insect repellent except that it seemed to attract more mosquitoes instead (this observation is verified by a local guide). The jungle is dense but the trail is well-marked (look for the blue markings at the tree barks; red is for mountain trekkers).
The top of Mt. Santubong. The coldest and the wind that breezes the skin. The most fancinating view on top of the mountain. Feel the fresh air. Feels like king.
4 Jun 2008
Bako's mangrove forest is home to the rare proboscis monkey, found only in Borneo. Because Bako's wildlife is totally protected, it has grown used to people and some species like the long-tailed macaques, silver leaf monkeys, monitor lizards and bearded pigs can be easily seen.
For a start the wooden chalets and resthouses are surrounded by virgin jungle, and what’s more, wildlife is everywhere.Almost every type of vegetation in Borneo is found here - 25 distinct types of vegetation form seven complete ecosystems from beach vegetation and mangrove forest to dipterocarp rainforest.
The constant erosion over millions of years, had turned Bako into a picturesque coastline of steep cliffs, rocky head-lands and many stretches of sandy bays. The erosion caused by constant waves at the base of cliffs had carved and created many of the rocks into sea arches and sea stacks. Beautiful sandstone formation featuring pink and iron patterns on cliff faces can be seen along most of the coastline. Bako National Park is truly an ideal place for nature lovers and eco-minded adventurers.
There is a nominal entry fee for all National Parks in Sarawak. Photo permits are also required. Check with the National Parks and Wildlife Office in Kuching or the Sarawak Tourism Board for the latest fee structure. Day trippers to Bako can obtain a permit and pay any fees at the boat jetty in Kampung Bako.
Jungle Trekking is an activity for the whole family but can also be challenging especially on the more difficult trails. If possible, choose your route to suit your fitness level. The jungles of Sarawak hide creatures yet to be recorded in the science books and who knows, you may be the one to discover them?
- Bako National Park
- Kubah National Park
- Lambir National Park
- Mount Santubong
- Mulu National Park
- Niah National Park
- Similajau National Park.
List Mountain's In Sabah and Sarawak
|Gunung Kinabalu||4093m||Kinabalu Park, Sabah|
|Gunung Tambuyukon||2580m||Kinabalu Park, Sabah|
|Gunung Silam||883m||Lahad Datu, Sabah|
|Gunung Lotong||1667m||Maliau Basin, Sabah|
|Tama Abu||2113m||Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu Buli||2082m||Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu Lawi||2046m||Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu||2092m||Hose Mountains, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu Iran||2018m||Sarawak|
More info click here http://www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my/
2 Jun 2008
The trail is really straightforward as there's one clear path leading all the way to the peak. It's well-trodden and pretty wide, so trekkers should not get lost nor get tangled with thorny plants. Along the way, there's a patch of yam plants where the leaves stand out from among the common jungle tropical flora.
At 900m, Gunung Datuk is considered a short mountain and the hike up to the summit takes about 2-3 hours. The summit offers a splendid full 360 degree unobstructed panorama view of the entire state.
The summit was fantastic! The summit was like a 10 minuted climb from the campsite, and there were already ladders and ropes to assist us up the boulders. The setting sun and the nightsky was fantastic, and so was the sunrise!
August 1, 2003, the District Office of Rembau has given authority to the Kampung people to collect fees to maintain the chalets and cleanliness of the area. Among the items and sevices that they charge included that of chalets, guidesm canopy rental, chairs, rubber tapping, trekking permit, issuance of trekking certificate, and P.A. system.
The only fees we are aware of are:
Trekking Permit RM1.00 per person
PermitCamp Site RM3.00 per tent
Abd. Rahman bin Hj Idris
Taman Rekreasi Gunung Datuk
Kampung Batang Nyamor
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan
This waterfall set the backdrop of a beautiful picnic and camping spot. The basin where the track lies, was fairly flat and broad. About 30-40 meters wide and a meandering trail just on the bank left bank of the river all the way to the waterfall.
Located 22 kms north of Kuala Lumpur lies a lush green forest called Templer Park. A natural swimming pool is found at the foot of the trail into the park. Take a dip in the cool waters of the pool if you dare! Changing rooms are located nearby. Otherwise trek 45 mins into the forest where the trail runs beside a gurgling stream. Along the trail look out for various flora, butterflies and birds. At the end of the walk a waterfall greets your slight.
There were lots of suitable spots at the each bend of the river. These are more suitable as picnic area. For experienced campers, water level tends to rise quickly if it is raining some where upstream. But judging from the watermarks left behind and knowing that river drains a series of low hills, flash flood if any will not rise to any dramatic level.
Visit the waterfall on weekends when there is a crowd, otherwise the trekking in seems so lonely. As for the swimming pool, knowing the Malaysian crowd, I would advise to try it out on week days.
16 Mei 2008
While many mountains, especiallythose located in the national parks, have overnight camping facilities and provide some equipment for rental, it is always wise to plan ahead and make enquiries for bookings, weather conditions and other current information. Some remote or protected sites may even require special permits from the authorities.
It is best to hire a guide for the trip, unless the trail is well marked. Besides guiding you to the best campsites and rest spots, local guides know the natural history and folklore of the area and are invaluable when plans change and alternative routes need to be taken.
The exertion of carrying a heavy pack is compounded by the altitude, so it is always best to choose to climb mountains within your ability. Do not overload yourself with camping equipment. As a rough guide, the weight of your pack should not be more than a quarter of your body weight, the lighter the better for longer journeys.
Clothing and Equipment Advisory
* Comfortable long-sleeved shirts and pants for protection from leech bites, abrasions and the elements.
* A hat with a wide brim against intense sunshine and light rain.
* A poncho or rain cape.
* A pair of gloves and a balaclava will help protect you from cold summit winds.
* Wear roomy lightweight jungle boots with good ankle supports and a deep-ridged sole, and wear two pairs of socks to prevent blisters.
* A comfortable rucksack with padded shoulder straps, hip belt and internal frame is a must.
* A map and compass for navigating jungle trails; under some dense jungle canopies the sun might not be clearly seen.
* A whistle is a useful tool for attracting attention and signa ling others.
* A basic first aid kit for the treatment of abrasions, insect bites and wounds.
* Extra batteries for your torchlight; candles and matches.
Popular Climbing Sites in Malaysia
Gunung Jerai 1217m Kedah
Gunung Korbu 2183m Perak
Gunung Bubu 1568m Perak
Gunung Angsi 825m Negeri Sembilan
Gunung Ledang 1276m Johor
Gunung Belumut 1010m Johor
Gunung Tahan 2187m Taman Negara, Pahang
Gunung Gagau 1376m Taman Negara, Pahang
Gunung Brinchang 2032m Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Gunung Berembun 2075m Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Gunung Jasar 1676m Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Gunung Perdah 1529m Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Gunung Stong 1422m Kelantan
Gunung Chamah 2171m Kelantan
Gunung Silam 883m Lahad Datu,Sabah
Gunung Lotong 1667m Maliau Basin, Sabah
Gunung Kinabalu 4093m Kinabalu Park, Sabah
Gunung Tambuyukon 2580m Kinabalu Park, Sabah
Gunung Trusmadi 2643m Sabah
Tama Abu 2113m Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
Bukit Batu Buli 2082m Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
Bukit Batu Lawi 2046m Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak
Bukit Batu 2092m Sarawak
Gunung Penrissen 1329m Sarawak
Gunung Santubong 810m Sarawak
Bukit Batu Iran 2018m Sarawak
Gunung Mulu 2376m Mulu National Park, Sarawak
If you’re thinking of a jungle adventure, make sure you are fully prepared for the undertaking, writes SAGER AHMAD NST
GOING into the jungle is not a stroll in the park and we should be prepared — physically, mentally, medically as well as spiritually. Despite so many stories in the past about people who have gone missing in jungles, there are still recent cases of people getting lost.
Those who made it back or were found alive must consider themselves very lucky. Being lost in the jungle is not a pleasant experience.
If you come out alive, you can boast (a bit) to friends. But remember the anxiety you have caused, with parents, relatives, friends, rescue units and the general public worried for your safety.
Recently, Nor Umaisarah Sameaun, a Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) student went missing in the jungles of Pahang for 19 days from Feb 7. She was with a group of 36 Kesatria UiTM members who climbed Gunung Tahan, the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. She was enjoying the scenery not far from the Bukit Botak campsite when the group packed up and left without her.
She didn’t even know how to get back to the campsite but she did the right thing by keeping close to a river, sleeping in between rocks and drinking from the river before her rescue.
An experienced guide is a must. If you go in a big group, break into smaller groups comprising experienced and novice trekkers. The leader of each group should do a head-count every time the group stops for a break and gets ready to leave.
Here are more tips on what to do if you’re lost in the jungle. It is loosely adapted from www.jungleschool.com.my. To be lost simply means you are all alone and you cannot see or hear your friends anywhere. Don’t panic. Apply the S.T.O.P approach — Stop, Think, Observe and Plan.
STOP – Take a deep breath, sit down if possible, calm yourself and recognise that whatever has happened to get you here cannot be undone. You are now in a survival situation and that requires you to:
THINK – Your most important asset is your brain. Use it! Don’t panic! Move with deliberate care. Take no action, even a step forward, until you have thought it through.
OBSERVE – Take a look around you. Assess your situation and options. Take stock of your supplies, equipment and surroundings.
PLAN – Prioritise your immediate needs and develop a plan to systematically deal with the emergency. Make a plan and keep to it. Adjust your plan only as necessary to deal with changing circumstances.
Shout “HELLO” at the top of your voice and then listen attentively for one minute. Repeat after a while.
If you have anything metallic, like a frying pan, beat it for a good 10 seconds, stop and listen attentively.
If they can hear you, your group members (if they are nearby) will normally call out your name. Stay put and let them come to you. Do not scream “HELLO” again. Scream your friend’s name out aloud instead.
If it is dark, move nearest to where there is a gap or opening in the jungle. Change a dark coloured shirt for something bright.
Keep screaming. If there is still no response, take a few deep breaths and keep calm.
Arm yourself with a stick if you don’t have a machete. It will be your weapon for the rest of your situation. Look for pebbles and keep them as they are a handy weapon. Look carefully two metres around you for any sign that is man made.
If you have to move, go downhill, not up. This saves energy and will lead you to water.
Observe the sun as you walk. Is it behind you, on your left or right or in front of you?
Then check out the compartments and big backs that come with storage space at the bottom which can be used to put dirty laundry and also sleeping bags.
The big bags must have rain covers to protect the contents when one goes on long walks, trekking or spending time in the jungle.
The top part of the backpacks are usually for the more important things like snacks, first aid kit, jackets and other clothes.
When buying a backpack, Ng says always go for the one with internal frames as it will be more hardy. Always evaluate the things you need for a trip, be it hiking, trekking or camping.
Also, do not waste empty space and try to squeeze something in, like a tee-shirt or a small hand towel.
It is important to distribute the weight evenly in your backpack to maintain good posture when you are carrying it.The heaviest items should be in the middle, next to the frame and close to your back as it would be better for balance.
The bottom part is for the lightest things, sleeping bags are so light that they weigh only 580g and can be stuffed into the backpacks easily.
Those travelling overseas and also within the country are opting for backpacks because they can be carried as hand luggage and need not be checked in. This cuts the waiting time at airports.
The smaller backpacks are normally used to carry snacks, water, one or two pieces of clothing and other personal items.
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14 Mei 2008
Pulau Besar is located at 3 nautical miles off the coast. The ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle in the city, one will appreciate the tranquillity and natural beauty of the island. Pulau Besar is also surrounded by intriguing folklore, sacred graves and shrines. The island has an international class hotel and several chalets. Snorkeling, swimming, fishing and jungle trekking are some popular activities.
Lying 5 km off the coast of Melaka. To reach the island, visitors can embark on air conditioned ferries from Melaka Quayside. Another way is to take a bumboat or speedboat from Umbai village, eight kilometres south of Melaka Town.
8 Mei 2008
Dilarang sama sekali kerana ini akan menarik perhatian berbagai jenis binatang buas. Apabila kehadiran orang yang memasuki hutan itu diketahui oleh binatang buas, dirinya berada dalam keadaan bahava.
Bersiul adalah perbuatan yg ditegah didalam Islam sebab Sewaktu Iblis turun kebumi, dia Bersiul-siul sambil mencari anak-anak Adam utk disesatkan. Maka Kesimpulannya Bersiul tu Amalan Iblis
Melaung Semasa di Hutan
Perbuatan melaung di hutan juga ditegah. Melaung atau bercakap dengan kuat dipercayai akan menarik perhatian berbagai-bagai jenis jembalang serta binatang buas yang ada di dalam hutan.
Mentera & jampi serapah menjurus kepada syirik. Amalan ni patut ditinggalkan. Penggunaan telur & kemenyan biasanya dikaitkan dengan jin. Dalam Islam amalan ini diganti dengan kenduri doa selamat / memadai dengan selawat. Insya'allah sentiasa dilindungi.
Penggunaan tangkal sering dilakukan bagi mejaga diri. Adat masyarakat melayu mengguna tangkal sebagai pelindung selain dari Yang Maha Melindungi dijatuhkan hukum syirik.
Bahaya penggunaan tangkal
Tangkal dari unsur haiwan;
Bagi tangkal yg diperbuat dari unsur haiwan, mengundang bahaya dari haiwan lain juga. Misalnya; tangkal dari kuku bapa rimau. Bau rimau tersebut dikatakan degeruni oleh rimau2 lain namun mungkin ada bapa rimau lain yg cuba mendekati bau ni sebagai pencabar kekuatan.
Tangkal dari unsur jin;
Jin akan menjaga tuannya namun jin sesama jin adakalanya akan berlawan dan akibatnya pada manusia.
seeloknya guna ayat2 al-Quran & doa sebagai pendinding dan pemagar.
Elakkan dari menyeru nama2 haiwan dengan perasaan riak/mempersenda2 haiwan tersebut. Ingat Ujian Illahi.
Elakkan dari seru nama2 jin, jembalang, qarin & seumpamanya.
Laung Nama sahabat
Seeloknya elakkan dari laung nama sahabat, sebab ada jin / hantu syaitan yang suka mengajuk dan akan menyeru nama tersebut. Ini boleh mengelirukan kita.
Adab membuang air
Kenalpasti lokasi bukanlah rumah/tempat jin/syaitan bertenggek.
Jin suka tinggal di semak-samun, lubang2 pokok/tanah, pokok yang besar, gua2.
Beri salam sebelum membuang air, jangan pancut arah banir pokok besar sebaliknya pancut arah bertentangan.
Doa Aku Masuk Hutan
Bismillah.."Tidak akan rosak dan musnah diriku diatas sebarang PERBUATAN MAKHLUK melainkan diizinkan ALLAH taala"
The Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia provide complete and conclusive cadastral information for issuing land, strata and stratum titles.
You can purchase the maps through online at the Survey and maping department through this link.
First you have to register as a user to make an order. The cost is around RM 10.00 each
This is the list of maps available to purchase online through the website please click here
HISTORY of JUPEM (The Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia)
Malaysia covers an area of about 329,758 square kilometers, consisting of 11 states and a federal territory in Peninsular Malaysia and 2 states and a federal territory in the north-western area of the Borneo Island. The two regions are separated by about 540 km. by the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia, covering 131,598 sq. km. has its frontiers with Thailand and Singapore while the states in Borneo Island covering 198,160 sq. km., borders the territory of Indonesas Kalimantan to the South and The Philippines to the North.
Malaysia lies close to the equator between latitudes of 1° and 7°N and longitudes of 100° and 119°E and consists of the following states: Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka (Malacca), Johor (Johore), Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo Island and the Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan (Federal Territory of Labuan), an island situated off the west coast of Sabah.
Tasek Bera is a fresh water lake found in the state of Pahang. Unlike Taman Negara, Tasek Bera receives much less visitors and the area still retains its peace and quiet serenity. For anglers, this is also a good place to land big catches. However, in terms of variety of activities, this place has less to offer than Taman Negara. This is also the home to one of the smallest group of indigenous people in Malaysia, the Semelai.
|Tasek Bera with its patches of vegetations|
As most of the guides there do not speak English, language can be a big problem thus making Jungle Trekking and probably Night Walk less worthwhile. The best activity is still fishing and in small groups, the guide is able to lead you to more remote part of the lake where there are better catches. For those who have some cash to spare, a trip to Lembayung Waterfall is worth it. However, do not expect a large magnificent waterfall, rather, this is a small but clean waterfall with a nice large pool to have a dip. There are also canoes to rent out and you can venture into the vast lake. However, it is a maze out there and you may be lost in the tall grasses.
Basically, this lake is a great place to go to if you just want to spend the weekend at some place quiet and peaceful. Engage in some leisurely activity like fishing or just canoe about on the great lake and catch the sunset in the evening. Time seems to be at a standstill at Tasek Bera, a good breather away from the hectic city pace.
From Triang,Pahang to Tasek Bera
Arrange with the Tasek Bera Resort for transport to the resort.
TASEK BERA RESORT SDN. BHD.
Kompleks Pelancongan Tasek Bera
Mini Pos Bandar 32 Bera
Pahang Darul Makmur.
09 276 2505
Mr CHE AZIZ CHE.
There is a resort at the entrance of the mountain and the road. To enter to the resort area the security guard would want to see a nominal roll of the participants with a police stamp on it before allowing you to climb the mountain. The resort offers two types of chalet a toilet and food stalls. Thus the mountain can get quite crowded over the weekends. Entry to the mountain is still free at the moment but it is now necessary to pay a fee to climb the mountain. The resort management would help to inform the State Director Forestry.
There are several campsites for this trek. The best campsite is the one that is located at near the starting point, beside the stream. There is one at the near bank that can hold about 20 people and another one at the opposite bank that can hold another 20. There is another campsite that can hold about 20 people after about 15min trek on the right side of the trail.
There are two campsites near the summit. The first one can hold about 12 people and it is sheltered from the elements by stunned trees is about 30min walk from the summit. The water supply is a pathetic slow flowing stream about 10min walk towards the left side of the campsite. This campsite is easily identifiable by rubbish left behind by other inconsiderate trekkers. The last campsite is just 30m further up the mountain, also known as the Botak hill. The campsite here can hold about 20 people, but it is not sheltered from strong wind that may blow across the summit. As the vegetation here is quite sparse and it is on top of a small knoll, there may be a danger of lightning strikes. For campsites near the summit, the night can be quite cold and a sleeping bag is strongly recommended for those camping there.
Fees and charges
Contact Mr Hadi (resort manager)
Fees for climbing Gunung Belumut: Rm30 for every 5 persons
Campsite fee per person per night: Rm2.50
Remarks: Pass nominal roll stamped at Kg Gajah Police Station to Hadi.
Need to report to police station at Kumpong Gajah.Ask taxi driver to bring team leader there.
Required information: Name, address and length of stay on mountain.
Remember to report back to police station at the end of the climb.
6 Mei 2008
The best way to enter the interiors of Kelantan and, at the same time, get a first-hand look at the typical village life, is to take the KTM train – once romantically known as the Jungle Train in the spirit of adventure and exploration – right through the state. Dabong lies in the area dedicated as Mt.Stong State Park(formerly called Jelawang Jungle)and is situated on the fringes of Malaysia’s massive Titiwangsa range. The mountainous backdrop there is made up of a chain of majestic peaks, waiting to be conquered – Gunung Ayam, Gunung Stong, Gunung Tera, Gunung Saji, Gunung Koh, Gunung Baha, Gunung Beirut, Gunung Che Tahir.
At the peak of Stong Waterfalls is Baha’s Camp – and much-appreciated rest for tired legs. Weary travellers often make Baha’s Camp their pit stop for the night before continuing up Gunung Stong the following day. It has eight wooden huts and two camping grounds that can accommodate between 200 and 300 people at one time. From here, one can sit at the edge of smooth, large rocks and watch the crystal-clear waters of Stong river rush down over the steep edge of the mountain. In the mornings, a thick fog floats in the air creating the dreamy effect of walking on clouds.
The ecotourist will find much to delight him were he to take an upriver cruise of Sungai Kelantan into the virgin rainforests of Kelantan. The secrets of the jungle will unfold itself if he looks and listens; and the little villages along the bank is an added bonus.
Take Bus No. 5 which leaves the main terminal at 7.45 every morning for Kuala Krai. At Kuala Krai, take the boat which leaves at 10.00 am for Dabong. The 2-hour boat ride affords ample time to take in the grandeur of the rainforests.
Upon reaching Dabong, you have about three hours to while away before catching the boat back to Kuala Krai at 3.15 pm. Take a stroll around the village and observe the villagers at their daily chores.
Alternatively, you can venture up to Jelawang to stay the night in one of the chalets (RM25.00 including meals). A one and a half-hour jungle trek brings you to the Jelawang Waterfall, spectacular and every bit worth the effort.
5 Mei 2008
Port Dickson or more popularly known as P.D., is a favourite weekend getaway for people from KL and Singapore. Especially for those, who are seeking some time away from the hot, stifling cities. During the weekend an estimated average of 45,000 people visited the beaches in the district stretching about 25 kilometres facing the calm of Straits.
Refreshing cool breeze blowing in from the Straits of Malacca and the relaxed environment was one of the reasons for choosing this tiny seaside village as a colonial beach resort. Sir Frederick Dickson who 'founded' PD, was a leading official in the Straits Settlement during the 1880s. He had been searching long for a suitable deepwater port. To reduce transportation costs, he was hoping that he could shorten the travelling time from the interior tin mines at Sungei Ujong to the coast by setting up a port at PD instead of using the old, winding land route all the way to Klang.
Restaurants and quaint seaside food stalls are also common in this seaside haven. PD – as the locals affectionately call it – also has other attractions such as the , the Kuala Lukut Floating Fishing Deck, the Lukut Estuary Fishing Jetty, the Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse and the Pengkalan Kempas Historical Complex.
Kuala Lukut. Kuala is a Malay word for estuary. You may just guess, it is a nice fishing spot. There are facilities for boating to the sea.
Gunung Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia at 4093m is located in Kinabalu Park, Sabah. It is accessible to all trekkers. The Summit Trail leading to Low’s Peak is equipped with clear paths and ropes to climb steep rocky sections. Exotic plant life such as the Necklace Orchid can be seen on the climb.The mountain is the focal point of the whole Park which covers an area of 754 sq km (291 sq miles), and includes vegetation types ranging from the rich lowland dipterocarp zone through the montane oak. rhododendron, and conifer forests to the alpine meadow plants and stunted bushes of the summit zone an area that probably has one of the richest flora in the world.
Visitor accommodation, restaurants and an exhibit centre are found here as well as the Park offices. It is only a 2 hour drive from Sabah's capital of Kota Kinabalu on a good sealed road and the Park is an ideal spot for day visitors and climb the mountain or explore the forest trails.For the first time visitor there is the free visitor programs organized by the Park. Regular evening slide/film shows and guided trail walks in the mornings are given by the Park Naturalists at the Park Headquarters.
Climbing weather is best around the month of April while November and December brings rain. The temperature ranges from a comfortable 20-25 degrees Celsius at the main park to something approaching freezing near the top (depending on the weather). Bring clothing appropriate or else you will get cold and be miserable. If possible, climb during the full moon as it helps illuminate the white rope that marks out the climbing path.
Most people stay in the Kinabalu Park the night before the climb, which you should begin at 7:00am. You will need to register at the park HQ, obtain a climbing permit and hire a guide before setting-off. These guides have lifetimes of experience climbing the mountain and can provide a mine of information on the way up.
The trail proper begins at the Timpohon Gate, a few miles from the HQ, and begins deceptively as you stroll down hill through lush tropical rainforest and a beautiful waterfall before heading steadily upwards. Rest stops are dotted along the entirety of the path, often with stunning views back down the mountain. After around 3800ft, the vegetation begins to change to more temperate forests of oaks, chestnuts, and ferns, and as you climb higher and higher the trees begin to thin, until at 8000ft they are no more than gnarled and twisted stumps.
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Climb Mount Kinabalu
Borneo and Malaysia Highpoint
2 Mei 2008
You can climb Korbu from Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh, Perak which takes about 2 or 3 days to reach the summit. Or consider a more challenging trek starting from Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. The trek from Cameron Highlands is a traverse trek across Gunung Yong Blar (7156ft) and Gunung Gayong (7156ft), 3rd and 4th highest in Peninsula Malaysia respectively.
This was taken in between Korbu & Gayong in the morning at about 9am.
For first and two hours trekking is more easier and will cross a few river, after the easy trekking have to ascend until the first camp site which is the way slightly steep and need about four hours to reach the first camp site.The sightseeing along the way to first camp site there were have many durian tree, rambutan tree, coconut tree, petai tree and huge tree can be seen.
When reach the first camp site, there will still need 5 hours trekk to summit. Before one hour to summit the way is very steep almost 80 degree and a lot of tree root you could hold in order to climb up.
Actually when trekking along the first camp site have to take note to avoid lost in jungle. If raining season, there will have many leeches, mosquitoes and sand fly will sleep with you, well need to prepare mosquitoes coins.
Ascend to the summit of Korbu there have two trails, one is from Gunung Gayong and another one is from Tanjung Rambutan water dam.
25 April 2008
The highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, Mount Tahan in the Taman Negara National Park is also one of the toughest to climb. There are two climbing routes, one from Kuala Tahan, which can take up to nine days to complete. The other route is from Merapoh near Gua Musang and takes five days to complete.
If you plan to climb from the Merapoh route, you can reach the town by train from Gua Musang.
You can get to the other route from Kuala Tahan, which is the main entrance to Taman Negara National Park, through several local tour companies who organise trips from Kuala Lumpur to the park. You may also take express buses from the Pekeliling Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur to Jerantut, the town nearest to the park from Pahang. From there, buses or taxis will take you to Kuala Tahan.
Climbing Tahan requires guide and permits as well as photography license, which can be obtained from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, which has its office at the park entrances at Kuala Tahan and Merapoh.
Gunung Tahan offers some of the best mountain sceneries in the country and on the second day of your climb from Merapoh, you will reach highland plateaus with enthralling bonsai vegetation. Climbers normally camp here, but come prepared for chilly night conditions.
Gunung Tahan's peak, which is huge compared to other mountains in the country, can be reached by noon on the third day of the climb from Merapoh.Gunung Tahan, there are a few matters to consider like the cost and if you're fit enough. 2 very important factors. Let's see, there's the usual National Park fee at:
Entry Permit RM1.00/person
4WD transport RM7.50/person/way
|Department of Wildlife & National Parks (PERHILITAN)|
Taman Negara Kuala Tahan
| Taman Negara Sungai Relau, |
27210 Kuala Lipis,
Pahang Darul Makmur.
Tel/Fax : +609-912 4894
| Kuala Lumpur, |
Tel : +603-9075 2872
Fax : +603-9075 2873
| Kuala Tahan:|
Tel : +609 266 1122
Ketinggian Gunung Ayam ialah 1504 meter iaitu 70 meter lebih tinggi dari Gunung Stong. Sekiranya perjalanan untuk menawan puncak Gunung Stong memakan masa selama 3-4 jam, Gunung Ayam pula memerlukan masa tambahan sebanyak 4-5 jam untuk sampai ke puncak. Namun untuk menempuhi perjalanan seharian ia memakan masa sekurang-kurangnya 9 jam.
Pendakian ke puncak Gunung Ayam penuh dengan cabaran. Ia memerlukan kesihatan fizikal dan mental yang baik. Jalan-jalan yang harus ditempuhi penuh dengan ranjau yang menggugat kesabaran, namun pendaki-pendaki akan disajikan dengan udara sejuk yang nyaman dan segar. Sekiranya anda ingin berkhemah di puncak Gunung Ayam, jangan lepaskan peluang menikmati keindahan panorama matahari terbit yang membelah langit biru yang dipenuhi dengan gumpalan-gumpalan awan.
Setelah penat pendakian ditempuhi, anda akan sampai ke air terjun Stong untuk menikmati seketika sejuknya air yang dapat menyegarkan kepenatan.
The Motorola Talkabout T5500 Rechargeable NiCD two-way radio keeps you connected for up to a five-mile range (range will vary based on terrain and conditions). Weather-resistant, the T5500 delivers rugged Motorola quality and clear communications without monthly carrier or airtime usage fees.
22 April 2008
Kenyir Lake became one of the most magnificent tourist sports in Terengganu as well as in Malaysia. Kenyir luxurious forest is located in the district of Hulu Terengganu, which lies at a longitude of 102 degree 40 minutes and 4 degree and 40 minutes in latitude. It is believed that the rain forest is the world oldest tropical rainforest. The forest also serves as a part of Malaysia National Park.
There are 14 waterfalls found and flow rapidly around the lake. The most famous are Lasir Waterfall (nearby Uncle John Resort), Tembat Waterfall (just a minute to Musang Kenyir Resort) and Saok Waterfall. Saok Waterfall is situated at the east of Pulau Besar (about 20 minutes boat ride from Gawi Jetty). Whist to the south (nearby Jenagor Dam) are Lasir, Kenyir and
It creates a natural five level of pond, which is the best place to enjoy cold refreshing bathtub among your family and friends. This area is proposed to be a non-developing area of large structure or heavy physical development so it becomes as one of a jungle activity. This is to make sure the natural environment will not be spoilt. So any man-made structures will be built according to the stable blend of surrounding natural. It is located about 16 km to the south of Pengkalan Gawi. By boat it will take about 30-45 minutes to reach there.
The lower altitudes of primary jungle like Taman Negara, Kenong Rimba Park in Pahang; Endou Rompin in Johor; Mulu and Lambir National Parks in Sarawak are humid, so your choice of tents should allow for good ventilation. Enclosed nylon tents with sewn-in groundsheets are not recommended as they tend to condense air on the inside. Cotton tents get heavy after absorbing water.
When camping on high altitude locations such as Gunung Jerai in Kedah; Gunung Korbu in Perak; Gunung Tapis and Gunung Tahan in Pahang, choose a site sheltered from the wind and avoid the higher peaks when thunderstorms occur. A self-contained tent and stakes is best for mountain camping.Basic set up is needed when camping on the beaches of the marine parks in the country which includes Pulau Payar in Kedah; Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan; Pulau Redang, Terengganu; Pulau Tioman and Cherating in Pahang and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in Sabah. A hammock or sleeping bag will do very well.Remember to check on restrictions which may apply due to ecological or other reasons.Please, contact the Park authorities.
List of Mountain in Malaysia
|Gunung Jerai|| |
|Bukit Bendera(Penang Hill)|| |
|Gunung Korubu|| |
|Gunung Bubu|| |
|Gunung Angsi|| |
|Gunung Ledang|| |
|Gunung Belumut|| |
|Gunung Tahan|| |
|Taman Negara, Pahang|
|Gunung Gagau|| |
|Taman Negara, Pahang|
|Gunung Brinchang|| |
|Cameron Highlands, Pahang|
|Gunung Berembun|| |
|Cameron Highlands, Pahang|
|Gunung Jasar|| |
|Cameron Highlands, Pahang|
|Gunung Perdah|| |
|Cameron Highlands, Pahang|
|Gunung Stong|| |
|Gunung Chamah|| |
|Gunung Silam|| |
|Lahad Datu, Sabah|
|Gunung Lotong|| |
|Maliau Basin, Sabah|
|Gunung Kinabalu|| |
|Kinabalu Park, Sabah|
|Gunung Tambuyukon|| |
|Kinabalu Park, Sabah|
|Gunung Trusmadi|| |
|Tama Abu|| |
|Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu Buli|| |
|Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu Lawi|| |
|Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak|
|Bukit Batu|| |
|Gunung Penrissen|| |
|Gunung Santubong|| |
|Bukit Batu Iran|| |
|Gunung Mulu|| |
|Mulu National Park, Sarawak|