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Final part; walking out on day two

Our fire during the night had amber the next morning- a goo fire indeed

Our fire during the night had amber the next morning- a goo fire indeed



Day one walk with Paul and Sami was awesome. I really enjoyed the jungle, the company and the trek. It is the very few jungle trips that you do not really wonder what time it is and where you are at. Also, you are not too worried about your friends because everyone is capable of looking after themselves. I slept through the night like a baby. It’s been quite a while since I got a full nights worth of sleep. The next morning, I am a well-rested (aging 🙂 lion ready to go out to get its next meal.

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Tracing an old Orang Asal Trail, Part 1

We took breaks along the way. First day of walk was excellent

We took breaks along the way. First day of walk was excellent

Many months ago, my friend Paul told me about an old Orang Asal trail that connects a village in Pahang to another location at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur. I am not revealing the exact location of the two places because I do not want the trail to be overrun by city slickers. It is not an amazingly beautiful walk really but the trail itself has been used by generations of Orang Asal. And according to our Orang Asal guide, it was also once used by the British and traders as the main route to travel on.

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River walk with Orang Asal…a place best kept unkown

Some rivers, jungles are best left unknown to the rest

Some rivers, jungles are best left unknown to the rest

Many adventurers, hikers, waterfall addicts and campers in Malaysia would love to find that one awesome place that offers the best the jungle has to offer. A place that no one else would find out and know. A place to keep to oneself and never to be shared. Sounds selfish? Yes it is but in a country where there are more inconsiderate, self professed (misguided) tree huggers than true nature lovers, some place are better left unknown. Especially when our indigenous (Orang Asal) people call it home.

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A day’s walk to relax by the river.

A short, nice trip to a river close to KL with good company

Sometimes it is nice to just hike with friends to a river for a relaxing dip and not having to drive too far away from Kuala Lumpur. It is one of those trips one can do without much thinking and planning. Just grab the day kit, pack some food and off you go to explore a river.

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Camping in the real jungle of Taman Negara

Hammocks are the way to go in the jungle

I have walked and camped my fair share of jungles but this trip with MYCAT was one of the few rare occasions where a jungle experience is stretched a few notches up. An absolutely satisfying experience with a sigh of relief at the end of it all.

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Walking into restricted Taman Negara- as the days unfold

Large pig mud holes

Okay, we were literally walking into restricted areas of Taman Negara, inaccessible to the general public. All we had was a map (with some pencil lines drawn on it) and two units of GPS to help guide us. Once inside, we have limited communications to the outside world. 10 minutes in and already the jungle starts to reveal itself.
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The jungle walk with the Ibans of Batang Ai, Sarawak.

We stopped a couple of times along the way, the beauty of the jungle is mesmerizing

Walking in the jungle with the Ibans of Batang Ai Sarawak is a first for me and many of my friends on this trip. We were walking along a river, most of the time in the river towards a campsite. Set up camp and on the second day continue with our minimum pack towards a waterfall deep inside the traditional hunting grounds of the Ibans.

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6 mini waterfalls in a day; A jungle walk with Jim

We came across close to 6 mini waterfalls on a one day walk!

Never a big fan of waterfalls but when we (Jim & I) went for a walk in the jungle near Batang Kali, we stumbled upon 6 small waterfalls. An exhilarating walk through some really nice river, jungle and OrangAsli trail.

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Exploring the jungles of Bentong, Pahang

One of the rivers we saw while exploring the jungles near Bentong

My friend Jan has been talking about exploring some parts of the jungles near bentong in Pahang for some time now. I always imagined Bentong to be hours of driving from where I live. But as it turns out later, it is only about an hour drive away and the jungle there is surprisingly nice.

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The walk up to Semban; village above the clouds. Part III

Part of the trail leading up to Semban village- Pic by Meun

The walk up to Semban village, while painfully slow and tiring for me personally is nevertheless one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences. The trail is a mixture of good jungle, adventure and man’s ability to co-exist with the world around him.
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