Went to Gunung Irau for the second time, instead of a day trip, we done a 3 days 2 nights trip in the weekend. Day one route from Bidor (品珍酒楼 which famous of Duck Noodle and Chicken Biscuit)-> Simpang Pulai -> Lavender Farm -> Time Tunnel -> Cameron Night Market (on late afternoon) -> Cameron Market -> Desa Anthurium (rental place to stay).
The Cameron Lavender farm at Tringkap, worth to stop by and takes do some photo shoot if you likes flowers. Entrance fees for adult is RM 5 per person.
Time Tunnel located along the main road between Brinchang town (1.5km) and Kea Farm (2km). It lets you “take a peek into the past of Cameron Highlands through photographs. This is a “must visit” if you want to learn about the history behind Cameron Highlands. A lot of the photos depicting the past are from personal collections of the locals who’s been here since the pre-war days.”
Mossy forest that is very nice for photo shoot, but the environment will be slight dark because those trees blocked the sunlight, therefore, higher ISO and faster lens needed to get decent shots.
The Lord of the Rings alike scene. Weather is good on the day before without rain, muddiness for the path is lower compares to last visit that rains for 60% of the hike.
Large hole within bottom part of the big tree, good enough for one or two person stay in it to hide from rain.
Secret garden with a room-alike environment with hundreds of branches cover on top.
Pitcher plants can be spotted all the way, especially near to the peak of Gunung Irau.
This is the second visit to beautiful Mount Ophir (English name for Gunung Ledang) on labour day, same as previous trip, we ascended from Sagil (Johor) instead of Asahan in Melaka. According to our mountain guide Kelvin Tan, Asahan is a more nature trail compares to well developed Sagil trail.
Mount Ophir is a famous and very interesting place to hike, the management put a hard work to design and maintaining the trail, where you can see clear path, well stated check points, proper maintenance for rock climbing ropes and ladder.
The weather is pretty good, although not much of sun light but without rain on the day, we got 12 peoples in total that came from KL and Malacca. According to management, we are the only group to do day hike on morning, another big group in the mountain was overnight at the camp site on day before.
Found a walking stick again at Sungai Long Hill, but the big difference is this one comes with a pair of wings. The wings help it moves faster for a short distance, but doesn’t seems to be able to fly as normal flying insects.
The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). More Details of Stick Insect (Phasmida) on National Geographic site.
Went for a leisure trekking with gang at Kuala Kubu Bharu on last weekend, the Sungai Chilling Waterfall entrance located at right side of the road between the path from Selangor Dam to Fraser’s Hill. Parking is easy as there are plenty of space on each side of road which can fit a single car all along the way nearby entrance.
This is my first time to Chilling waterfall, the same Chilling river need to be cross six times (includes the first under suspension bridge) in total to reach the waterfall where it took us around 1 hour 20 minutes, includes photo taking and water splashing at friends. The entire trail pretty flat (except for 3rd level waterfall), clear with only few junctions and obvious sign can be spotted on each river crossing.