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Kayaking trip to Suka Suka Resort, Lake Chenderoh

Kayaking at Lake Chenderoh wih friends from the Malaysian Nature Society

Its been a while since I went kayaking and went the opportunity came to help organize a kayaking trip to Lake Chenderoh, Perak, I said yes at an instance. So, there we were, all 12 of us at this beautiful Suka Suka Resort on the banks of Lake Chenderoh having a good time kayaking.

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Kayaking on Perak river- Part 2 (final)

Our kayaks high above water line on the island

Our campsite for the night during our kayak trip down Perak river is a small little island on the river itself. Day 1 was excellent paddling, though a bit tired after a long day of road driving and then paddling. It took us little time to set up of shelters and dinner was nothing of a simple affair.

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Kayak on Sungai Perak- Part I

Under one of the big bridges on Sungai Perak

In August 2011, I decided to join Chadel (www.learning-adventures.com) to paddle a small stretch on Perak River, north of Peninsula Malaysia. It really was Chadel’s idea and as usual I am more than happy to tag along. A 2D1N downriver paddle, the both of us were self sufficient, short for the few stops for food (what else?)

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New Catch 390 Camo fishing kayak by Mission now here in Malaysia

The Mission fishing kayak is value for money and an awesome water ride!

We finally got the delivery of the brand spanking new Catch 390 fishing kayak by Mission of New Zealand. In camo color, this is probably the first in Malaysia and we would like to thank our good friend Mr Najib for making it happen. This is the kayak I (Keong) have always wanted, even back when we got our Swings. Here are some pics of the kayak.
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Wild water buffalo on Perak River; Part IV

Wild buffalos along Sungai Perak

We were told that we may come across wild animals as we paddled down Sungai Perak. We were hoping to see elephants (there has been sightings at some areas along Sungai Perak), we were however greeted by a heard of wild water buffalos. Wild water buffalos along Sungai Perak, who would have thought!

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Paddling along Sungai Perak and beyond! Part II

Day 2 is kayaking/ paddling day!

All is go on second day kayaking on Sungai Perak. After breakfast, there is this busy silence of prepping kayaks & canoe, donning gear and packing on supplies going on. We plan to paddle towards Tasik Raban, Chenderoh and its surrounding areas. Within half an hour after breakfast, we were all in our boats, ready to kayak away!

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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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A bushcraft inspired kayak trip; Part III

Nadir busy bushcrafting

Nadir busy bushcrafting

This kayaking trip to Ulu Muda dam is probably more bushcraft inspired than anything else. While I have been trying to learn and trying out bushcrafting, Nadir seems to have it built into his genes. Both of us tried our hands on a few projects, some turned out okay, some better left unsaid.

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A kayak expedition into Ulu Muda dam in Kedah; Part 1

A trip that took months to plan, the two of us finally paddled the Ulu Muda dam

A trip that took months to plan, the two of us finally paddled the Ulu Muda dam

We have been planning for a kayaking trip to Ulu Muda dam in Kedah for months. There were endless correspondence of email between myself and Nadir about logistics, equipment and other planning works. Well, it finally happened. 2 friends paddling kayaks on a 5 days exploration trip into the Ulu Muda dam.  Nadir by the way is the guy behind what I consider Malaysia’s best outdoor gear retailer. Check out his online shop at Outdoor Dynamics!

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Kayak at Batu Dam, Selangor with our Perception Swings

Batu Dam turns out to be a fantastic place to kayak

Batu Dam turns out to be a fantastic place to kayak

We recently brought our newly purchased Perception Swings to Batu Dam in Selangor for a paddle. What initially was a drizzling morning turned out to be a superb morning outing.

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