we had a nice journey up till the small river cruise jetty which looks something like this.all the long long things are the river cruise..upon reaching, we registered ourselves at the agency and paid for camera and entrance fee..each camera cost RM5 and only darren and tsu chong brought camera so we equally divided the fee..anyway, we had lunch at a nearby shop and chatted with the owner who introduced himself as Pak Abu..do not be deceived by his malay name as this guy speaks Hokkien! he then told us a brief history about himself saying that he was from Penang and a Muslim convert :) he even introduced us to a tour guide and payed for our drinks! Pak Abu added that it was dangerous to go into Taman Negara without a guide because of the "guardians" of the forest..
we took a walk along the river after checking into our rooms and cam-gigolo around the place..
tsu chong pretending to be ultraman
sin loong, me and wai hong becomin chiu kap mou tek chong mun yan! justin being cool..han siu trying to kiss darren..alex, leonard and han meng jus posing for the pic :P
after that, we returned into our room to get our stuffs before going for night jungle trekking the first day (18/2)..for most of you who ask what is the difference between night jungle trekking and normal jungle trekking when both of the route are the same? well, i also dunno but both also very nice! the things one experience at night and during the day is very very different..
picture of a beautiful white tiger lily
as you can see on the sign board, in 1971, there was a super heavy rain which flooded the Pahang river till 74meters above sea level! so the made a mark there so that visitors know wat happened some freaking 37 years ago..
taking some pictures in the foresta spider as big as tsu chong's left palm..tsu chong was bitten by this spider and then paramedics from kl flew in to save his life..nahh jus joking :P
after the night jungle trekking, we all bathed and went to one of the restaurants by the river to have some supper and then gamble at the hut in front of our room..see la all puak kiau kui (ghost gamblers) haha surprisingly i didnt gamble :)
the next morning,
proof that we all went to Taman Negara instead of some forest reserve in melaka..wahaha
han siu is holding a buah belimbing..it's eaten with rice or cooked with satay sauce to give it a lil sour taste tsu chong picking up a leaf and looking super proud with it :)
this leaf reminds me of the land before time cartoon the dinosaur cartoon, the star leaf
resting and posing by a big tree okay this is the coolest fern i've ever seen in my life..given light, it turns green..with the absence of light, it turns purplish blue!! how cool is that??
Man showed us the tongkat ali tree and then gave each one of us a small piece to try..super bitter if not extracted..eiww
random pic of the greenerieswe all reached the canopy walk station and waiting for our turn to go on it..cam-gigolo again playing around on the canopy walk
crane stance for kung fu man after the canopy walk where alex had a hard type going thru :)
tsu chong scolding han siu for steeping on his shoe and han siu acting manja
me trying to make han siu feel better but he farted due to extreme sadness
as we were coming down from bukit teresek, one ang moh(white man) suddenly ask us to take pic with him! wanna action to his friends he made friends with some asian guys..haha but the pic on his camera is very neutral :)
another big tree
time for cave exploration of Gua Telingataking a break before heading into the tiny dark cavebat infested cave!hahah all scared being bitten by the bat..at the end of the cave, we had to go through a small cleavage before exit and guess who got stuck??TSU CHONG!! haha had a hard time squeezing through but eventually made it :) cheers!out of the bat cave at last! damn dangerous wanna take pic there..one slip and you're a goner random pic before heading to the orang asli village
orang asli village was really an eye-opener for me..it's worst than any kampung u've ever seen..no electricity, no internet, no supermarket around and all sorts! and they still go hunting for animals and picking forest fruits! we were showed how to start a fire by jus using bamboo and some darn good friction!trying my hands on blowing a dart and look who's my volunteer :D see ya in hell pang sin loong! niahah..but i had a bad aim :(some of the crafts they made..i was really tempted to buy the blow pipe and dart for RM20 but didnt..kinda regret it now
we went for the night safari hoping to see some wolf, tiger, deer, elephant or wat ever but then, we were brought to a oil palm plantation :( we saw a spotted leopard, small snake, kingfisher bird and a lil tree frog..so much so of our exciting adventure eh? but i was surprised when the driver spotted a lil lil jungle frog..so small that it took us a few minutes to realise it's there
after night safari, we went back to the resort, ate some bread and then sleep!! tiring day man..really good exercise climbing up and down the hill, in the cave, and fooling around in the jungle breakfast at the local roti canai shop the next and last day in Taman Negara
a group picture wit Man..haha err there is a reason why we put out hands like that ;)
after breakfast, we took the earliest bus to Jerantut..from there, we took the bus to Kuala Lumpur because no direct bus to Malacca..reachin KL, han meng and leonard leave the group to find ronald while the rest of us headed back to mlk :)
ahhh another trip, worth telling over and over again..it was something like we were scouts again and camping in the jungle..TAMAN NEGARA is a place personally recommended for those who love adventure and being close to nature :) after this trip, everyone was busy waiting for results especially we STPM-ers..tense tense..hahah but what d'ya know?? i passed with flying colours in STPM :D heh heh
-PEACE OUT FROM TAMAN NEGARA-
p/s : anybody who wants to go taman negara, you can contact Man at 017-9157668 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org (i think he barely reads his email la so call is safer)