Joined a 10km (9.07km according to Suunto Ambit) fun run on 21st april, dubbed as “Jogathon Warisan” at Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur. surprising lots of runners joined, stated 6000 runners by official. It is a well organized event with enough water supply and foods right after the run.
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.
A great 8.4KM fun run held by the organiser: Hospital Sungai Long, well organized with programmes run on-time as scheduled (ex: good job on registration, warm up session, run starts on time). Surprisingly, there are lots of peoples participate on the run where i heard there are only 50+ peoples joined while i’m registering weeks ago, and it seems there are few hundreds on actual day.
Soft rain through out the whole run, not much traffics in Sungai Long on Sunday as usual except for the Cheras-Kajang highway part. Can see the escort team on each junction points working hard on directing traffics with the help of police.
Two water station set up at around 3KM point (Mahkota Cheras nearby Nissan showroom) and 6KM near by Institut Pengurusan Veterinar at Jalan Sungai Long. The best of all, organisers team will deliver you water + bread to you right after you crossed finishing point (last year’s PJ Dawn is a shame where there are no drinking water for slower runner that arrived late).
The second time to peak of Gunung Nuang (1439m/ 4898ft) but first time going up by using Janda Baik trail. Spent 8 hours for this trail, included an hour plus rest on peak and enjoyed at Cemperoh waterfall. Janda Baik trail is not as difficult and take less time compares to Nuang via Pangsoon, Hulu Langat.
View Gunung Nuang via Janda Baik in a larger map
Recorded trail by using Suunto Ambit as above, where you can see the Janda Baik trail crossed from Pahang to Gunung Nuang’s peak at Selangor. GPS coordinate for starting point and car park is: 3.303979,101.887121.
To get there, go into Genting Sempah, while exiting turn to smaller road on left instead of right, go straight for around 15 minutes, turn to right where a Janda Baik gate will be spotted. Follow GPS, another 15 minutes will lead you to rocky roads which will bring you to a farm where near to entrance of the trail.
Parked the car beside a local drinks selling mini store , trail entrance is just 50 metres away where you will see a small river stream. 5 minutes after crossed the stream, there will be a small junction with slight left and right, trail to Nuang is on the left.
Follow the farm trail for 10 minutes, a small gate will be seen if you are on the right track. The trail will become narrower with great scene behind, where Gunung Bunga Buah and Genting Highland can be spot on.
Just found out altitude meter reading on my Suunto Ambit is way off, it shows reading of crazy 2872 meter instead of actual 1493 meter on the peak. Checked over previous hike’s recorded altitude graph, discovered all were incorrect. All these happened because of wrong altitude reference input that set by either seller or manufacturer.
Steps to reset:
ii) in the setting, scroll to Alti-Baro with [Light Lock] and enter with [Next]
iii) Scroll to Reference with [Light Lock] and enter with [Next]
iv) Scroll to Altitude with [Light Lock] and enter setting with [Next]
v) Set the reference value (where i refered to Casio ProTrek PRG-500T) using [Start Stop] and [Light Lock]
Notes on Altitude and Sea Pressure level references:
ii) To find sea level pressure, find it from the weather reports in newspapers, local weather stations, airports or the Internet (e.g. www.refdesk.com/weath1.html)
Heard of Tabur Far East for quite a while, been told by friend that it is a trail that full of nice scenes. The trail is less common compares to normal East/ West Tabur and starting point is totally different too. Have been waiting to join-in those that familar with the route, then finally i got this chance by follow G3 Hikers to both Far East and the Extreme trails on Sunday, 17th March.
Discovered one of the screw (top right) fall off after morning running session. I’ve searched for the screw at all Suunto dealers in Mid Valley/The Garden, but none has it. Buying new straps set from online store will cost me a few hundreds, folks from FB Suunto group suggest try to send the ambit to UFL (UNIVERSAL FITNESS AND LEISURE SDN. BHD).
Gave UFL a call and thought of buying a replacement strap from them for quick repair but Steven (very nice guy!) from UFL Technical department advice me to send in Ambit that will only take a minimal cost to fix, no point to waste that much of money.
Overall, i takes around 3 weeks for whole process from 18 February to 16 March included CNY season, transfer back and forth from UFL Bangsar to UFL headquarter at Kepong. If you would like a faster process, just send in your Suunto watch directly to UFL headquarters at Kepong.
In addition, i’ve done some search on the screw issues and seems like there is QC problem happened to other users around, especially screw locate at top left, there are 4 other cases that found as below:
For those that using Suunto Ambit, do take your time to take a look on the watch, if it got loosen, search for any way to tighten it up.
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