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.
*Mizuno Wave Run 2013 Preliminary Results is now available on myraceonline.com
Just registered my self on Mizuno Wave Run 2013, with only 500 slots left, those interested should grab one of those slot now before too late. Registration fees of RM 60 for 16km runners and RM 45 for 7km runners, fees included: Finisher Medal (for 16km categories), E certificate Of Participation (for 16km categories), Ceritifcate Of Partiicpation (for Fun Run categories), Running Vest, Light Breakfast and a 30% discount on Mizuno product (with confirmation slip).
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).