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Jungle camping with our kid near Kuala Lumpur

Li-Yang's first overnight camp

Li-Yang’s first overnight camp

Well, our camping trips have now change somewhat dramatically now. In the past, its either just me on my own trips or with Meun. But today, we have a handsome young man in our family and naturally, our camping style has changed. Meun is adamant to expose Li-Yang to the outdoors and camping in general. Step at a time…we promised each other. So, in September this year, we decided to head out to a lovely spot with some friends and have Li-Yang experience his first overnight camping in the fringes of the jungle.

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Gerehang waterfall Tanjung Malim, 2nd visit

Mr Tee leading the way to the trail head

Mr Tee leading the way to the trail head

When a new acquaintance of mine, Mr Tee invited me to join him with some friends to explore what he assumes is a new waterfall in Tanjong Malim, I decided why not. It’s a day trip and Meun is able to handle our boy without any issues. I like it when people say it’s a ‘no one else knows’ and ‘secrets’ kind of waterfall. To be honest, I am not much of a waterfall person but if there is an opportunity to do some jungle trekking, why not.

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Collecting & fishing in the jungle with an Orang Asal.

We tend to take the msall things in life  for granted

We tend to take the msall things in life for granted

 

I wanted to experience for myself collecting and hunting in the jungle. For the longest time, I have asked Raman to allow me to follow him into the jungle. Raman, a Semai Orang Asal from Cameron Highlands, rely on the jungle to earn money as well as to feed his family. Earning money and feeding his family are two distinct aims each time Raman sets out. This trip with Raman thought me some important lessons in life.

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Fish, cook, cut & paddle; Lake Temenggor

Finally get a chance to really try out my LBT pouch

Finally get a chance to really try out my LBT pouch

 

So….here we are camping in Lake Temenggor. It’s been a few long months of waiting and finally we made it. I was determined to do several things on this trip. Naturally I will be testing some new bits of kits, fishing and probably not take a shower for the entire duration. Hey…its camping. Everyone deserves to be dirty.

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The journey to Lake Temenggor for 3D2N camping

Tanjung Malim wet market for some good old style breakfast

Tanjung Malim wet market for some good old style breakfast

Day 1 driving to Temenggor was rather tiring. Ben did all the driving and the rest of us tried our best to keep him awake. We were already sort of late; hence we only managed a few important pit stops, namely food, nature call and an old friend.

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3D2N camping in Temenggor Lake, Perak

 

A road sign very rare indeed

A road sign very rare indeed

It’s been a few years since my last visit to Lake Temenggor in Perak. This is probably one of the last few places that will still send a feeling of awe down my spine. While the last few trips here were limited to Orang Asal villages and boathouses, the possibility of camping in the wild of Temenggor is simply something that I cannot miss.

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The last days of Perting waterfall.

This picture was taken on a trip several years ago

This picture was taken on a trip several years ago

Perting waterfall, also known as Lata Hammers near Bentong is one of the nicer camping spots we enjoy visiting. It is less than an hour drive through Karak highway and has been a rather well kept place due to its inaccessibility. Off the old trunk road that connects Bukit Tinggi to Bentong, the road leading to the trail head to Lata Hammers is unpaved, sloppy, extremely muddy during rainy season and littered with pot holes. All these ‘features’ and the fact that it is another hour hike in to the waterfall has kept the place rather pristine…well…until recently.

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Camping on an old campsite- camping gear intensive

Its been a while since my last visit here…glad to be able to return for a visit

Its been a while since my last visit here…glad to be able to return for a visit

The truth is, I love camping gear (that is why I am now contributing some writings to My Store Room). I can never get enough of it. I guess it is only natural that I like them since I enjoy the outdoors. To me, gear helps to complete my camping experience. With so many products and brands in the market, it is hard to catch up in terms of technology and what is out there. But when you love something bad enough, you will find ways to get it. This is an obvious case.

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Why go camping in the jungle

Anytime is a good time to go camping…especially in Malaysia

Anytime is a good time to go camping…especially in Malaysia

I enjoy camping in the jungle. Simple day hikes, kayaking or even the occasional jungle camping are activities I look forward to. I have many friends who share the same interest but very few would actually drop everything on a short notice just to go camping. One time I asked my friend Jim what he would consider as a good time to go camping. His reply was…anytime you can.

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More gear testing time…what next? Seriously?

One of my favourite camping spot…near to KL

One of my favorite camping spot…near to KL

I am beginning to wonder if all my recent jungle camping trips are just excuses to go try out more new gear. There’s more and more new stuff being introduced into the market and I can’t help but start to wonder…what the next thing is after all these gear testing. With all the latest gizmos we could carry, Ben and I decided to do a 2 days 1 night trip to a favorite spot of mine. Quiet time and good food in the jungle is conducive for ‘new project’ ideas.

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