Sunday, April 15, 2018

Gunung Angsi Hike

Hiking at Gunung Angsi on Saturday, 14 April 2018 ... After the previous day's afternoon heavy rain, the ground was damp; the weather on that day was still overcast, superb for outing. My previous hike at Gunung Angsi with RHB Bank colleagues was on 15 Dec 2013, a lapse of almost four years (click here for photos). 

The collection of RM5 registration fees at the ranger office within Ulu Bendol recreational park still applies. The visible improvement is the directional markers at fixed interval along the trails leading to the peak. Gunung Angsi is a nice mountain to hike: not too difficult; one can relax in the stream when returning to the trail head; ample car parking space under shade; toilet facilities; choices aplenty for restaurant food in the nearby Seremban town.

Do CLICK HERE to view photos courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong.

 Group photo at Ulu Bendol recreational park
 Dphany with the confident pose, while ChongYF just walked into the water testing his trail shoes
 The big yellow-earth boulders obstacle course
 Michelle in action climbing up the boulders
 Group photo at the peak of Gunung Angsi
 Shu-Lin posing with the sign post
 Directional marker lining the entire trail to the peak of Gunung Angsi
 Nice stream for relaxation within the Ulu Bendol recreational park
 Sumptuous late lunch at Seremban Seafood Village restaurant (more food not served yet)
Buying of famous Seremban siew pao at Siew Pao Asia/Master. Well, within our group, we have to line up too. We wanted to go for the famous chendol in Seremban but it was closed.

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Apek_Saga Hills Watergate

Hiking at Apek_Saga hills to water-gate on Saturday, 7 April 2018 ... Started at Apek hill, this is an extended trail that connects back to Saga hilltop. Round trip was 14km that took five hours with challenging uphills and downhills. The rain before the start of the hike did not dampen our enthusiasm. Special thanks to Leng and Chai for leading the group.

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Group photo at Station 1
 At the water-gate area
 Dphany and Germaine having some twisting exercise at Saga hill station
Final group photo at Saga hill station 

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Bintang Hill Night Hike on chor 15

The group hiked up to Bintang Hill (near to Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur) in celebrating the chap goh mei (2 March, last day of CNY 2018) -- hikers style.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

CNY Hikers Dinner 2018

CNY Hikers Dinner 2018 at Imperial Garden Restaurant, Petaling Jaya on chor 9 of Chinese New Year, Saturday 24 Feb 2018. After hiking and running trails for a year, it is time to gather together for a different type of activity – eating, singing and laughing ... Gong Xi Fa Cai.

We also took to the opportunity to announce a few of the activities for the coming year: trail running in New Zealand, hiking at Jeju Island (South Korea), trekking at Annapurna Base Camp, trekking at Mount Rinjani, trekking at Mont Blanc, etc.  

Do CLICK HERE to view photo album courtesy of yours truly, KC Leong.
 (back, left) Voon Lee, Edwin Goh, SC Yong, KC Leong, PK Chan; (front) Abbie, Adelyn Liew, Ivy Wong, Dphany, Monsy.
 (back, left) George Siew, ChanHN, TehWE, ChongYF; (front) Michelle Wong, Fiona, Hooi Miin, Jacqueline, Miki Cheah.
Toss to prosperity, festivity and unity
For hikers, a toss to climbing bigger or higher mountains
 Gong Xi Fa Cai 
Cheers and yum seng !

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pre-CNY 2018 Dinner

Pre-Chinese New Year 2018 Dinner at Starlight Seafood Restaurant, Seksyen 51A, Petaling Jaya on Saturday 10 February. An evening of good camaraderie, good food, lots of yum seng, and nice dances. Organizer: Rose Cheong, assisted by Jeffrey Yeoh; cameraman: Jimmy Chew and KC Leong.

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Sunday, February 04, 2018

USJ Zhineng Qigong Prosperity Dinner 2018

Zhineng Qigong (PSZQM USJ & Subang Jaya Centres) Prosperity Annual Dinner 2018 at Kitchen Art Brasserie, Empire Hotel Subang on Saturday, 3 Feb 2018 ... 

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 The event was graced by YB Hannah Yeoh, state assemblyman of Subang Jaya; YB Wong Chen, Members of the Parliament for Kelana Jaya; and YB Ken Chia, MPSJ Councillor. 
For a change, this is a buffet dinner
 Group photo of laoshi and the invited VIPs ... YB Wong Chen (back, L5), YB Hannah Yeoh (L6), and YB Ken Chia (front, R1)
 Dance performances to liven up the event
Versus the chi gong exercise dance

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Baling Jerai Penang Hills Hike

Hiking Gunung Baling, Gunung Jerai and Penang Hill from 20 to 23 January 2018 ... the Main Plan:

Day 1 (20 Jan 2018, Saturday) – travel from KL to Sungai Pertani; hike Gunung Baling, stay in Sungai Pertani.
Day 2 (21 Jan, Sunday) – hike Gunung Jerai, stay in Regency Jerai Hill Resort;
Day 3 (22 Jan, Monday) – hike Penang Hill via Bats Trail, stay in Tanjung Bunga area;
Day 4 (23 Jan, Tuesday) – return to Kuala Lumpur.

Gunung Baling was fairly easy to hike with the ascent journey that took 1 hr 30 min. During the descent, it rained for 30 minutes at 4pm, and the dark-brown earth was very slippery. Many of the team members slipped and fell even though there is railing to assist in the descent. 

On Day 2, we hiked Gunung Jerai via Merbok Trail with a distance of 12 km that required 6 hours. It rained quite heavily at 4pm for one hour while we were still in the trail; the drizzle continued until at night. 

On Day 3, with the sunny weather, we hiked up Penang Hill via Bats Trail. One way journey to the peak took 2 hr 30 minutes. This trial eventually joins with the Heritage Trail to reach the peak. 

Special thanks to ChewSC for leading the group for Gunung Baling and Gunung Jerai hike, and Ms SK for the Bats Trail.

Do CLICK HERE to view 190 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 At the trail head of Gunung Baling, Kedah
 The rocky peak of Gunung Baling with a view of the surrounding
 At Regency Jerai Hill Resorts, Kedah
 Getting ready to hike Gunung Jerai 
 At the Merbok trail head of Gunung Jerai; on way ascent journey is 6 hours.
 Dawn at Regency Jerai Hill Resort
 Walking around at the beautiful environment of Regency Jerai Hill Resort
 Hike up Penang Hill via Bats Trail ... passing by the the many mini stupa 
 Enjoying the night view at the peak of Penang Hill
 View of Penang from the hill above with the two bridges linking the mainland
On Day 4 before returning to Kuala Lumpur ... the group put up a night near to Tanjung Bunga beach, Penang

Do CLICK HERE to view photos of the previous Gunung Jerai and Penang Hill hike from 3-5 June 2017.

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