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Jungle survival part II

The instructors trying to cut the liana as high above as possible to get the most water

The hallmark of any jungle survival course would probably be the part where participants harvest lianas and drink that woody tasting water from it’s chopped of limbs. This jungle survival course was no exception.

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Jungle survival course in Malaysia- Part I

Attended my first ever jungle survival course recently

The whole idea of attending a jungle survival course in Malaysia sends chill down my spine. Why? Because so far…I have not heard a single concrete feedback from friends about such courses. Most are conducted  by ex-military personals and from what I hear, you are guranteed to loose a few kilos after a 5 days course. As scary as it sounds, in March this year…I attended my first ever jungle survival course.

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Visiting bridge over River Kwai on a Bhat120 train ride- Part III

We visited the fames River Kwai bridge on a Bhat120 train ticket!

Meun has always wanted to visit the River Kwai bridge. For Bhat120 per person for a train ride that brings you to Pathom Chedi, River Kwai and Sai Yok Noi waterall, one can’t complaint at all. The bridge, a popular tourist attraction and obviously rather old is a monument of Thailand’s history and we get to travel on it as our train chugged on!

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First stop on the way to Sai Yok Noi waterfall, Pathom Chedi Part II

World's tallest Pathom Chedi in Nakon Pathom, Thailand

According to Wiki, Pathom Chedi is the world’s tallest Stupa in the world. At 127meters, this beaitiful and magnificant structure is located at Nakhon Pathom and is the first 40 minutes stop on our train ride towards Sai Yok Noi waterfall. For just Bhat120 per person for this train ride, this first stop is beginning to be very interesting indeed. According to some websites, the ‘original’ stupa actually lies beneath the current structure. No one is allowed to enter to view it and it is supposed to be more about 2000 years old.

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A day out in the jungle with Sox near Kuala Lumpur

Meun and Sox walking pass the bundles of cut bamboo

Its been a while since Sox went out with us on a jungle walk. So, with a free weekend around the corner, we decided to bring her out to a patch of jungle not far from Kuala Lumpur. We headed for one of our favorite trails, pushing off from our home as early as 7am. It was a nice day indeed, though we know the leeches will be waiting for us as it has been raining the day before.

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Fresh water kepah – clams…tasting of local wild food? Sungai Perak Part III

Many many clam shells at the water edges

Ah!…clams…but this time around, they are fresh water clams. I believe the locals around Sungai Perak calls them Kepah. After a short ‘test run’ on our kayaks on day one, I decided I would try to look for these bivalves. At the water edges, I can see many of the shells lay open (dead ones), so there must be some live ones around. I was right.

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Yau Kee chicken in bread at Kampar-Sungai Perak kayaking trip part I

The herbal chicken

Its been a while since we been kayaking anywhere. So, with plans made as early as two months before, we headed to Sungai Perak for a kayaking adventure.On the way there, we decided to stop and try the famous Kampar ‘Chicken in Bread’ at a restaurant called Yau Kee. How did we know which restaurant to go to? We don’t, the GPS did!

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Morning walk with our dog Sox at Kota Damansara Community Forest Park

Sox and Meun walking past a pile of leaves

One of the hardest things for us is to find a place close to KL that would be dog friendly. Kota Damansara Community Forest Park is one of the few places that we were told to be dog ‘friendly’. We have our doubts but decided to give it a shot. Whenever Sox walks with us, she would always be on a leash and when we start our walk as early as 7am, the chances are we will be the only ones around!

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Pictures of Ulu Muda lake, Kedah; Final

Such a nice day for paddling…right up until we arrive at the campsite

Such a nice day for paddling…right up until we arrive at the campsite

Here are some pictures of Ulu Muda when I went kayaking there with Nadir. While the water levels have risen considerably, the lake is stunningly beautiful. Nadir, who was at the lake a few months back before the rainy season started was astonished at how much the flooding have changed landscape.

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Overnight camping with our dog Sox in Malaysia

Sox going for an overnight camping for the very first time

Sox going for an overnight camping for the very first time

Finding a place to go camping with a dog in Malaysia is really tricky. A suitable place needs to be safe, campers friendly and away from people who may find dogs offensive. Sox is more than a pet to us. She is part of our family and it is only natural that we want to try to bring Sox for a camping trip. So we found a place…but things did not turn out as ‘rosy’ as the TV series Lassie.

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