Monday, August 16, 2010

Taman Negara Wo0t Wo0T!

We girls went to Taman Negara Pahang last few weekends. Again, i had so much fun!

i needed to be in the greens and breathe in pure air, needed to live anything but city life for a weekend, needed to feel those adrenaline pumping when i'm off hiking, needed some girl time yo~!

So on a beautiful Saturday morning (pukul 6 pagi dah gerak okeh! Gi keje pon tak bangon awal camtu), all 10 of us started to make our way to the east. All girls! i like girlies trips like this.

*Girlies trips translation: hours of being gedik, cakap macam nyahs, gossiping, laughing and whining how fat we are*

 Us, winding road and the sun.
So early sampai matahari pon malu-malu nak tunjuk muka!

Singgah sebentar di R&R.
My girls In and Linda. And Lulu the car!

Alhamdulillah kami selamat sampai kat motel yg di-book, TRV Motel tepat jam 10.30am. We booked a 2 days 1 night package for only RM165/pax. This package includes accomodation for one night (can fit up to 4 pax per room), meals, Orang Asli visit, night walking, rapid shooting, canopy walking and hiking to Bukit Terisik. i think it's a reasonable price!

TRV Motel
Motel biase je.. Kate nak adventure kan?
 
We started our activities at 2.30pm, after we've all gotten some rest, gulped down lunch, and performed our prayers. First activity is RAPID SHOOTING. Sounds scareeeee right? But it's actually a mandi manda session. Basically we sat in the speedboat and splash water at each other while the boat is moving. Sounds harmless but all of us were soaking wet!

Bak kata tour guide kami, "Hah, basah macam mandi wajib!!"

Our speedboat journey brought us to Perkampungan Orang Asli Kaum Batek. And what an experience that was! It opened my eyes and for the 15 million times i realized how lucky and fortunate i am to live the way i am living right now. The Batek people barely even have basic necessities. No water and electric supply, no real house, no TV, no proper kitchen, no fancy clothes (they're barely clothed!), they don't even have mattress and pillows! They live like that by choice, of course. They choose to live the way their ancestors live and have no intention to move or get better life. In a way i respect them for that. Kalau semua orang nak maju ke hadapan dan hanyut dalam dunia moden, siapa lah nak kekalkan budaya nenek moyang kan?

 Their kitchen area
Unhygienic.. This is the only thing i wish i could change on the way they live.

One of their houses

They light up fire from scratch!

Cara-cara membuat sumpitan dengan betul

Another one of their houses
They don't have living room, mattresses, pillows, not even sturdy walls!
Mari belajar menyumpit!

 Peluru sumpitan.
Macam cotton buds je kan? ;p

Bergambar bersama pakcik
Pulang ke pangkal jalan.
Dah macam pelarian ropernyer!

That night's activity was night walking. What we did was walking on the trail and observe insects and flora as we made our way to observing tower to see some deer in action. Too bad we only managed to see only one deer that night. Better than nuthing la kan? But i was hoping to see tiger or tapirs or elephants!

Starting our journey.
Disebabkan saya bertocang bagai diorang sume panggil saya SITI. Ha ha.

When we're done nightwalking, we were surprised with a karaoke set by the motel people. How sweet are they menyediakan karaoke untuk kitorang when we only asked playfully. So my friends sung the night away while i said my goodnight and headed to bed. *GASP!!* Yeah surprise surprise, i didn't join. i was too beaten to sing. Plus my head was aching like mad. i'm getting old!!

We began our activity the next day at 8.30am. We went hiking! How i missed hiking.. The last time i actively did this outdoorsy activities was when i was in uni. So anyway, we ended up hiking for almost 6 hours. SIX FREAKING HOURS of hiking up and down the hill. Termasuk lah hiking ke Canopy Walk and Bukit Terisik. Penat gler weh!! i think we lost 50 000 calories in that 6 hours. Hehe.

Welcome to Taman Negara!

Memulakan perjalanan

Only one way to go

 The trek
 Rase comel sangat mushroom ini!

Our pathway

Time trekking pon wajib posing-posing..

... dan posing lagi!

Magnificent roots.

i got so excited when i saw THIS!

Blurry photo thanks to the rocking canopy :p

 Wajib posing ala-ala gadis dalam Mangga kan??

 Continued our journey up and down the hill to Bukit Terisik

 Tadaa!! i'm finally on top!

 Love being among the lush greens..

 Taman Negara's Next Top Model!


 Got here after 4 hours of hiking!

 Selepas puas bergambar di atas bukit, all 11 of us (termasuk Khairil si tour guide) made our way down and straight to the motel. i tell you, the journey down is HARDER! Memang tak sepenat mendaki tapi penurunan bukit itu menyebabkan penggegaran otot melampau, pelonggaran sendi di lutut dan kesakitan jari kaki sebab kaki dan kasut saling berhentakan. Bler sampai bawah, memang rase bergegar sangat kaki ini!

Upon reaching the motel we had our last lunch, mandi-mandi and terus bergerak ke KL. Memang penat babe. Aku respect gler si kecik Linda yang gigih drive all the way to KL. But there was never a dull moment on our drive home because all 5 of us didn't get a wink of sleep. Instead we talked, gossiped, and joked around that we laughed our ass off the entire 2 hour and a half drive. Talk about insanity! Sampai kat Genting Sempah kami singgah McD, time tu pon gelak macam orang gler! Aku lah paling huduh perangai gelak sambil minom sampai air terkeluar dari hidung! GROSS but i like it. Huahua..

Thanks for the wonderful trip, girls!
Sayang korang!
*From left: Kak Yulie, Chuna, Anna, Linda, In, yours truly, Pip, Shim, As, and Sipi*

If you are interested to go to Taman Negara, visit http://www.tamannegara.org/. You can discuss your travel itenerary with Mr. Laili Basir and maybe will have a BLAST like we did!


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