What do you usually do on a Sunday morning? As for me, I will sleep in until noon. Muahahahaha...
But yesterday I decided to make full use of my morning. I went hiking at Bukit Tabur, a place that is very near to my house, but I've always taken it for granted. I've been living in Taman Melawati all my life (minus 7 years spent studying in Malacca) and not even once have I go up there. What a shame! Well, I've always wanted to go. It's just that I don't have companies. But it never failed me to enjoy the picturesque quartz ridge hill from the neighborhood. It's the world's longest quartz ridge, mind you. For those who doesn't know this hill, you can start watching Datuk Yusof Haslam's movie now. ;p Seriously, I think he loves the view so much that I noticed most of his movie or drama had a shoot out of this hill. Okay kantoi di situ layan movie Melayu jiwang. hahahaha...
The famous hill in Yusof Haslam's movie ;p
It's been almost 8 years since I last joined any outdoor activities. I used to be so active back in school and universities. But after uni, no more camping, no more jungle trekking, no more mountain climbing, no more outdoor activities for me. I completely retired. Maybe I've had enough. I prefer sleeping on my comfy bed rather than sleeping in the tent on uneven land. I prefer having a hot shower than jumping in the river. I prefer strolling in the shopping mall rather than trekking and hiking the jungles and mountains. I wanted to rest and enjoy all the finer things in life I reckon.
But deep down in my heart, I miss those good ol' times.
And I guess my nature loving soul has never really left me. So when a CS member organized a trip there, and I also had nothing to do that weekend, I decided to join.
The hiking up and down the hill took us 4 hours. The trail is quite adventurous and tough, but even so, first timers can always have a try and as long as you take extra precaution, you're good to go.
The view awaiting you at the top is simply breathtaking. The hill offers dual mode view. On one side you can enjoy the nature where Klang Gate dam and Gombak Forest Reserve lie.
Klang Gate dam and Gombak Forest Reserve
Turn to the other side and you can see the city centre and urban development.
hill development at Taman Melawati..
Damn the hill development is massive! From behind my house (okay you cannot see my house in the picture, it's already blocked by 20Trees project), it extends until near the foothill of Bukit Tabur. F*** those developers! I miss those greeny hills behind my house :(
my hiking buddies
On my way up, I saw this doggy. I read somewhere on the Internet that this dog lives on the hill and it takes care of people hiking up the hill. I saw this dog following one guy walking alone returning back. So maybe it's true that this dog can guide the trail.
It's a very tame dog!
they say it resembles the dragon backbone
I've made it! I've proudly conquered Bukit Tabur!