MWAC Kanching Waterfalls Report

Sungai Kanching is located in Rawang, Selangor. The place is famous with its natural waterfall scenery and wildlife animals. The waterfalls are usually crowded with people during weekends and there is only limited ideal swimming spot for picnickers. The water is cold and refreshing. It helps to ease your stress away. There are some parking spaces provided and you have to pay about RM3.00 for parking. You can see monkeys everywhere when you enter through the main gate. Be very careful with your things because they can steal things swiftly. There are also public toilet provided but you still have to pay RM0.30 per entry.

26th July 2009
Day: Sunday
Time: 7.00 am - 4.00 pm
Location: Sungai Kanching, Rawang, Selangor
Picnickers list:
Male participants
1. Amin Jamil (Amin)
2. Alain Iylia Adnan (Alen)
3. Wan Rizzal Wan Zaki (Rizzal)
4. Muhyiddin Ya'arop (Midin)
5. Hasanul Asyraf (Shenol)
6. Nur Uzair Jais (Uzey)
7. Nik Ali (Nik)
8. Mohd Naim Fadhli (Naim)
9. Qamarul Hafiz (Bob)
10. Nik Hakim
11. Naza (Kia)
12. Hariz Zulkarnain
13. Sham Hazriq (Eric)

Female participants
1. Noraniza Mahawi (Niza)
2. Nor Amalina (Mayna)
3. Nia
4. Hanisah Ibak (Nisa)
5. Norazmilia Azmay (Milie)
6. Ainil Hawa Jasni (Ainil)
7. Ismawarni (Mawar)

Petrol cost: RM 15 x 4 cars
(Except Rizzal because he decided to treat us)
Highway toll: RM3.20 x 4 cars
Total:RM72.80 / 20 individuals = RM3.64
Total cost for one person: RM3.50 per person (please pay to Rizzal)

Thanks to Rizzal for his kindness and cost estimation :)

*Pictures credit to Harith & Alen

Trans TT report 2

Hye, here is the report for Trans TT part 2,...

3/7/2009 (Friday)
8.30 am: Wake up call..
9.30 am: Starts the journey to Puncak Gayung (estimated 2 hours)
11.00 am: Arrived at Puncak Gayung (2177 meters)... take pictures, lunch.
11.30 am: Head to Junction (the other name for this junction is puncak Bubu)
3.00 pm: Arrived at the junction. Trail to Yong Belar and Yong Yap could be seen. We are heading for Yong Belar summit.

At this point, the rain starts falling. We have to wait for the others for about 1 hour. The place which originally cold became colder and all of us shivering like hell. Huhu.

4.00 pm: Starts our journey down the mountain to head for the valley where our campsite is located (Kem Lembah). 2 hours of down3!. Slippery trails, rain won't stop, Rizzal was mentally down. :(
6.30 pm: Arrived at Kem Lembah. Settled down. Some of us fell asleep straight away while some were preparing dinner.
9.00 pm: Dinner! Spaghetti and tembikai!! (Finally, no more burden)
9.30 pm: Sleeepppp... a very gudnite sleepp... Phew~

4/7/2009 (Saturday)
10.00 am: Breakfast. Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang! YummY!
1.00 pm: Starts our journey to the third and the last summit. (Yong Belar summit)
4.30 pm: Arrived at last waterpoint before the summit.

At this point, the wind blews like it won't stop, the rain starts falling. Worst, we were told that it is much colder at the summit.

5.30 pm: Finally, we arrived at the last summit. Yong Belar (2180 meters)

It was really cold! Super duper cold! Much colder compared to Korbu and the previous water point.

6.30 pm: We were told that our plan to head straight for Kem Tepong is cancelled. So, we had to overnight at the summit. Suffer.

7.30 pm: Everyone else arrived, settled down.
9.45 pm: Dinner.
10.00 pm: Sleep.

5/7/2009 (Sunday)
I'm too tired now. Just went back from Kanching waterfall. Will update later.. Got to go! chow.

Trans TT Report

4 MWACkers went to the ultimate trans titiwangsa expidition last 30/6/2009 till 6/7/2009. These are their names:
  1. Wan Rizzal bin Wan Zaki (Sautasau)
  2. Abdul Halim bin Yahya (Jantan Sikit)
  3. Alain Iliya bin Adnan (Nangka)
  4. Nur Uzair bin Jais (Sangkut)
Throughout the week of the expedition, they have gone through suffer, pain, loss and gain. But, they also acheived their goal of conquering one of the hardest expedition in Malaysia which includes 3 out of 7 of the highest summit in Peninsular Malaysia. One week of suffers definitely pay its price as the 4 MWACkers and other 17 ARC-IIUM members saw with their own eyes the beauty of the God's creation from a view that most people could have not seen, on top of the world it is.

30/6/2009 (Tuesday)
10 am: The 4 MWACkers starts their expedition. Thanks to Alep for sending the four to the KTM station.
12.05 pm: We arrived at Pudu bus station.
12.30 pm: The expedition starts as the bus departed.
2.00 pm: We arrived at Gopeng bus station. Have a little drink to quench our thirst.
3.30 pm: Went to Ulu Kinta Dam by taxi.
5.00 pm: All 21 members were loaded into a four wheels and we headed to our first base camp, Kem Dusun.
6.30 pm: Settled down, play cards and dinner. (At this point, we could already see people bitten by the leeches.)
10 pm: Gud nite sleep~ \(^0^)/

1/7/2009 (Wednesday)
9.00 am: Starts hiking although we were told to start the hiking at 8.00 am yesterday. Lots of leeches and the hike starts with a steep trail as introduction.
1.00 pm: Arrived at Batu Hampar. Our lunch = Nasi goreng, Leeches lunch = Us. The rise of the green leeches.!!!
1.30 pm: Rest a while at an amazing waterfall. (couldn't remember the name of the place)
3.30 pm: We arrived at our campsite (Kem Seroja). The name was given indicating the presence of a lady named Seroja at the campsite. Settle down. Hi-Tea, Tea and keropok sayur!.

During this period of time, Alain mocked himself. We called him 'nangka' since the case where he fell down from his hammock. (Nangka = jackfruit)

9.00 pm: Dinner
10.00 pm: Sleep

2/7/2009 (Thursday)
8.00 am: Starts hiking. Rizzal was attacked by 3 leeches in less than 1 minutes. Owning!
10.00 am: Arrived at Kem Kijang.
1.00 pm: Arrived at kem H2O. Lunch. Prepare for the most suffer part in the expedition. We were welcomed by the existence of two unexpected souveniours. Very colourful.
1.30 pm: Halim and Alain became the tanker as they fill in 10 liter of water in their bags while Uzair fills 5 liter of water. Rizzal: padan muke korng!.
2.00 pm: Starts back the journey to the first summit (Korbu).
4.00 pm: Arrived at Puncak Botak (a place where we can see the Korbu summit and 2 other false summit. Most of us do our prayer here)
5.00 pm: It starts raining, the trail gets more slippery and steeper. Rock climbing, trees climbing, all included. Just imagine carrying heavy bags while climbing a 90 degree clift. pheww!!

In between this period of time, lots of unimagine things happened. Sautasau by Rizzal, 10 minutes plan by Uzair.For more detail, ask us personally.

6.30 pm: We arrived at the summit! Korbu summit (2183 meters)! It was freezing cold! Settle down.
9.00 pm: Dinner. (Tom Yam and blackpaper beaf with rice)... YUMMY!!!
10.00 pm: Not a very gud sleep. :(. before we slept, we play games and that is when Halim was scolded. (Jantan sikittt!!) hehe.. At this point also, Uzair expose himself to a 'point'. Ops, sangkutt!

As the report is too long, i'll divide the post into two parts. Keep reading yah!

MWAC Tanjung Bidara and Mount Ledang Report

Date: 17th, 18th and 19th July 2009
Day: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Location: Tanjung Bidara & Mount Ledang

Tanjung Bidara
Location: Masjid Tanah, Malacca
Tanjung Bidara is another famous beach in Malacca. Many local fishing village located there and we can buy all the fresh catch directly from the local fisherman. The sunset view is very mesmerizing and the morning air is cold refreshing.

Mount Ledang
Highest mountain in Johor Darul Takzim. There are two different climbing tracks available. First climbing track is Gate A entrance, Saqil, Tangkak, Johor and the second climbing track is Gate B entrance, Asahan, Malacca.

Tangkak, Johor Darul Takzim
Height:1,276 metres
Summit temperature: 10-20 degrees Celsius
Climbing duration: 12 hours!!! (up & down)

17th July 2009 (Friday)

3.00pm Gather at Monash
3.30pm Head to Malacca
5.00pm Camping at Tanjung Bidara, Malacca.
BBQ price (RM5 for each person)
9.00pm Campfire
10.00pm Games session
11.00pm Spell-It-Right (SIR)
12.00am Crab Midnight Hunting
1.00am Sleep...zzz

18th July 2009 (Saturday)
7.30am Swimming at sea
7.50am Breakfast
8.30am Head to Asahan, Malacca, Gate B entrance
10.00am Tent setup at booked camping spot
1.00pm Lunch
3.00pm Chit Chat and play games
5.00pm Swimming at waterfall
8.00pm Dinner
9.00pm Sleep...zzz
12.00am First breakfast

19th July 2009 (Sunday)

1.00am Start climbing with two hired guides
7.00am Watch sunrise at the summit. Second breakfast
10.00am Head back to Asahan, Malacca, Gate B campsite
2.00pm Lunch
3.00pm Pack up and clean camping site
4.00pm Farewell & Enjoy new semester :)

Male Participants
1. Muhyiddin Ya'arop (Midin)
2. Zul Khairy (Tokya)
3. Wan Rizzal Wan Zaki (Rizzal)
4. Abdul Halim (Halim)
5. Alain Iylia Adnan (Alen)
6. Muhammad Faiz (Peoz)
7. Naim Fadhli (Naim)
8. Hasanul Asyraf (Shenol)

Female Participants
1. Noorshamsiah Maarof (Umi)
2. Nurul Syuhada Abu Bakar (Syukey)
3. Intan Liana (Intan)
4. Nor Azmilia Nor Azmay (Milie)
5. Mardiana Radzi (Mar)
6. Noraniza Mahawi (Niza)
7. NorAmalina (Maina)
8. Aini Syazwani (Onnie)

Rangers Information
Ranger contact details: Imran = 019-6677922
Ranger Office: 019-7772057
Ranger price: 1 Ranger = RM 140.00 for 10 participants / RM 14.00 for each person in the group
Rangers available: Two
Climbers: Limited to 20 persons

Climbing fee: RM 3.00 each
Climbing permit: RM 3.00 each
Insurance: RM 1.00 each
Total: RM 7.00

Climbing fee: RM 5.00 each
Climbing permit: RM 5.00 each
Insurance: RM 2.00 each
Total: RM 12.00

Certificate: RM 10.00 each person

Campsite: You have to register at the Ranger Office for all the equipment and foods that you bring. You have to pay RM3/person for campsite and RM100 for deposit.

Some rules when you enter the Gunung Ledang is :
1. You have to register at Ranger Office
2. You have to bring back all the plastics and paper that you bring in. The Ranger will check all the things to make sure the number is correct. If not you will lose your deposit and you have to pay RM10 per item that you lose.
3. You are not allowed to camp at Summit and decent through the Telekom Station Way

MWAC Wall Climbing report

*picture credits to Uzair