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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Broga Hill

It's not a very high hill Almost everyone can make it to the peak. I see young children, teenagers, young adults and older adults made it without problems.

It was an impromptu trip. We were supposed to go hike up this hill on the 17th of October. The day before, Rach called up in the evening and asked if we could do it today. I was flexible, so I called up a few of my friends and one more person from KL. One of my friends then called her colleague to join us. So there were 4 of us girls from Seremban and 2 guys from KL.

My day started at 4.45am. I woke up and quickly got ready. RW came to pick me up while Rach fetched Minch. We met somewhere in town and used only car to get to Broga in Semenyih. We left Seremban at about 5.20am and reached Nottingham University by 6am. LKK from KL told us that he would meet us there since we did not know the way. We were early and said that we would find our way to the foothill. According to the security guard at the entrance of the University, we had to drive about 3km from the Uni and turn left towards the oil palm plantation once you see the Rabbit farm on your right.

It was easy to find the place because there were lots of cars already parked in between the oil palm trees. We waited a quite a bit for LKK and Karim.

At 6.28am ,we started our hike. After more than 2 months of not stretching my leg muscles I found it difficult to walk fast. In a few minutes I was panting away trying to keep up with LKK's long legs. He goes to gym regularly and the hike up to this hill was like a walk in the park.

At 6.54am, LKK pointed out the first peak. It was so near yet so far.


The lalangs (wild plants?) were so beautiful against the skyline.


7.04am - At long last, we reached the 1st peak. It took us about 36 minutes to hike from the foothill to the 1st peak. Yeah, we were slow because we kept stopping to take pictures and haha... also to rest our tired legs. :)


The view is simply spectacular...


Moving up to the 2nd peak. We weren't that tired anymore and didn't mind the walk to the 2nd peak.


From the 2nd peak, we could see the 1st peak.


Sunrise.. How I wished I had a DSLR. Rach brought hers because I told her that LKK would help her carry her bulky camera. In the end she carried it herself and grumbled all the way.. haha.


Moving up to the 3rd peak..


We took a group pic here..


Moving up to the 4th peak...


We had a little challenge here.. it's like a mini Datuk :)


Awesome view.


We met some Malay youngsters who hiked up and changed into their Malay costumes. It was the 7th day of the Muslim celebration and they must have wanted to make this climb memorable.


One last look at the beautiful view before we head back..


Going down the mini Datuk... it wasn't as bad as it looked.. :)


Walking back reminds me of Bukit Panorama in Sg Lembing. The view.. wow.. so breathtaking.. :)

I should have brought a walking stick. It makes it easier to walk. I must say, it would have been very slippery if the ground was wet.

Saw some ferns.. reminds me of Sg Chiling in Kuala Kubu Bahru.. :)


One must be careful walking down the hill..


8.50am.. as usual, I'm the last one to reach the foothill...


See, so many cars parked in between the oil palm trees.. :)


After a stress-free climb we had nasi lemak... it was VERY nice. All of us had nasi lemak. It was one of the best nasi lemak I've ever tasted..

Since it was an easy climb, I told the older sister that she should come here one day. She checked her calendar and said that she would be free on the 17th Oct and yes, we'll be there again that day, but I think the hills would be very packed because it is a also a public holiday.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Health alert: don't eat at the local restaurants. Contaminated well water used in drinks and cooking.

pijan said...

nice...i'll be there soon.. : )

Ck said...

Hey, nice review!
Would you be able to share where the nasi lemak stall is? :)

Keong said...

CK - if u coming from Kajang or Silk Highway to Semenyih town, u will pass by Sunway Semenyih. At the traffic light (junction to Sunway Semenyih), go straight to Semenyih town (Note: You are at Jalan Semenyih).

Drive about 100m, u will reach Taman Aik Ann which is on your left. The nasi lemak stall is just located at the junction to Taman Aik Ann.

You will not miss it bcos the stall is facing the Jalan Semenyih.

Can Google map for Taman Aik Ann, Semenyih.

Anonymous said...

halo!do u know how to go there by public transport from seremban??

CikLilyPutih said...

thks for info. will go someday

Joey Ng said...

wow~ this is nice! :) will definitely go there someday..is it really that of and easy climb? it looks bit tough :P

euniceta said...

Hi Joey, Its an easy climb.Don't worry. You can do it. :)