MWAC Wall Climbing Report

Date: 25th & 27th August 2009
Day: Tuesday & Thursday
Location: Extreme Park, Shah Alam

Gears & Equipments
1. Suitable shoe for climbing
2. Water
3. Sufficient money ($)
4. Foods?
There are some fast food restaurants located near the climbing spot like Pizza Hut, Burger King, and KFC. Muslim students can break your fast at these restaurants or buy foods from Bazaar Ramadhan.

Participants: Maximum 15

Please contact Alen, our project manager for further details and inquiries.

Name: Alain Iylia Adnan (Alen)
Contact: 012-2599429
Course: Mechanical engineering

First Trip, 25th August 2009 (Tuesday)

04:30 Gather at Monash University, building 2 entrance
05:00 Depart from Sunway
05:30 Arrive in Shah Alam
06:00 Start climbing
07:30 Buka puasa for muslim students
09:00 Head back to Sunway

Second Trip, 27th August 2009 (Thursday)

04:30 Gather at Monash University, building 2 entrance
05:00 Depart from Sunway
05:30 Arrive in Shah Alam
06:00 Start climbing
07:30 Buka puasa for muslim students
09:00 Head back to Sunway

*Pictures credit to Hariz Zulkarnain

MWA Meeting report

Date: 20th August 2009
Time: 4.00 p.m - 6.00 p.m
Attendance :
1. Abdul Halim Bin Yahya (MWAC president)
2. Nurul Nadia Binti Matdiah (Vice president 1)
3. Wan Rizzal Bin Wan Zaki (Vice president 2)
4. Noraniza Binti Mahawi (Assistant secretary)
5. Alain Iylia Bin Adnan
6. Qamarul Hafiz (Head of ration division)
7. Catherine (Safety Officer)
8. Omar Bin Mokhtar (Transportation division)
9. Muhyiddin Bin Yaarop (IT division)
10. Nur Uzair Bin Jais (Photography division)
11. Kai Wei (Waterfall division)
12. Hasanul Asyraf (Hiking division)
13. Mohd Idris bin Ismail (Treasurer)

Upcoming activities planned
Event: Wall Climbing
Type: Recretional
Day: Tuesday & Thursday
Date: 25th & 27th August 2009
Venue: Shah Alam Extreme Park, Shah Alam
Estimated fee: RM10 per person
Project Manager: Alain Iylia Bin Adnan (012-2599429)

Event: Gunung Nuang merdeka expedition
Type: Hiking
Day: Sunday & Monday
Date: 30th & 31st August 2009
Venue: Hulu Langat, Selangor
Estimated fee: RM25 per person
Project Manager: Hasanul Asyraf (019-52526146)

Event: Broga Hills
Type: Hiking/recretional
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Date: 5th & 6th October 2009
Venue: Semenyih, Selangor
Estimated fee: not decided
Project Manager: Nurul Nadia Binti Matdiah (017-2434125)

Event: Paintball
Type: Recretional
Day: Saturday
Date: 10th October 2009
Venue: Tanamera, Sungai Buloh
Estimated fee: RM70
Project Manager: Jullian

Event: Jerangkang Waterfall Trip
Type: Waterfall
Day: Friday - Sunday
Date: 16th - 18th October 2009
Venue: Maran, Pahang
Estimated fee: RM75
Project Manager: Kai Wei (017-3537206)

Event: Gunung Datuk expedition
Type: Hiking
Day: Friday - Sunday
Date: 23rd - 25th October 2009
Venue: Negeri Sembilan
Estimated fee: not decided
Project Manager: Catherine (017-5189878)

Noraniza binti Mahawi
Assistant Secretary
Monash Wild Adventure Club

MWAC Berkelah Waterfall

Date:14th, 15th and 16th August 2009
Location: Berkelah Waterfall, Maran, Pahang
Transportation: Bus (maximum 44 passengers)
Estimated cost: RM66

Gears and Equipment
1. Life jacket (optional)
2. Sleeping bag
3. Trekking shoes
4. Sweater
5. Long sleeve shirt
6. Mosquito repellent
7. Mineral water
8. Headlamp / torchlight
9. Side ration (extra food)
10. Tents, flyers & ground sheets are provided
11. Big camping/hiking bag

14th August 2009
10.30 pm Gather at Monash University
11:00 pm Short briefing
11:30 pm Final gear and equipments check

15th August 2009
12:00 am Head to Maran, Pahang
5.00 am Arrive in Maran, Pahang
7.00 am Lorry scale trekking from first point to campsite
10.00 am Reach targeted campsite at Berkelah Waterfall
10.30 am Tent setup
11.30 am Swimming at the waterfall
12.30 pm Start cooking
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Have a good rest and sleep
5.00 pm Swimming at the waterfall
5.30 pm Flying fox
7.00 pm Start preparing dinner
8.00 pm MWACkers dinner
11.45 pm Sleep...zzz

16th August 2009
8.00 am Swimming at the waterfall
8.30 am Flying fox
10.30 am Start preparing lunch
11.30 am MWACkers lunch
12:00 pm Start packing up and collect all rubbish
1.00 pm Start trekking back to first point
3.00 pm Arrive at the first point
5.00 pm Head back to Kuala Lumpur
8.00 pm Arrive in Sunway
9.00 pm Goodbye and ready for tomorrow's lecture :)

MWA Bukit Tabur Report

Date: 8th & 9th August 2009
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Ampang, Selangor
Fees: RM10

First trip was on 8th August 2009, Saturday
Second trip was on 9th August 2009, Sunday

Hello MWA members, please be extremely careful when climbing Bukit Tabur because most of the tracks there are rocky and challenging. Make sure you follow your guide steps and call them if you need any help or support. Dont forget to bring your own breakfast and water when you go there. Meet you at the summit :)

Bukit Tabur is a quarzt/limestone ridge, with height of less than 1000 metres (that's why it is a hill). However, do not be fooled by the word 'Hill'. The climb requires moderate fitness and a high level of vigilance, as a wrong step fall may be detrimental. Seasoned climber may finish the hike in less than 2 hours, while beginners may find themselves taking up to 5 hours.

The ridge are made up of several peaks. There were some rock climbing involved, all of which each MWA climbers succeeded (Congratulations!). Their hard work paid off with the magnificent view from the peaks.

The path down, on the other hand, is considerably easy, going through an orchard. You can actually see jackfruits, durian etc around if they are in season.

Gear and Equipments
1. Suitable shoes for hiking
2. Torchlight or headlamp
3. Mineral water
4. Light breakfast at summit
5. Mosquito repellent
6. Sweater or thick clothes
7. Hand Glove
8. Long sleeve t-shirt recommended

Program Schedule
4.00am Gather at Sunway Pyramid
4.30am Head to Bukit Tabur, Gombak, Selangor
5.15am Start Climbing
6.50am Reach summit, sunrise watch and breakfast, take pictures :)
9.00am Climb down
11.00am Head back to Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya

First Trip
1. Wan Rizzal Wan Zaki (Rizzal) -Guide-
2. Muhyiddin Ya'arop (Midin) -Guide-
3. Nur Uzair Jais (Uzair) -Guide-
4. Nia -Guide-
5. Foo Julian
6. Marshella
7. Pua Ming Terng
8. Wong Meng Kiat
9. Low Ken Chief
10. Cheng Kai Wei
11. Jinisha a/p Srigantha
12. Aliff Izuddin (Alep) -Guide-
13. Averyl Byrne
14. Scarlett Killary
15. Goh Jia Ee
16. Prem Anand
17. Benjamin Yue
18. Alain Iylia Adnan (Allen) -Guide-

*Pictures credit to Kurt Low

Second Trip

1. Abdul Halim Yahya (Halim) -Guide-
2. Alain Iylia Adnan (Allen) -Guide-
3. Azmielia -Guide-
4. Auni Nur Fatin
5. Amylin Gan
6. Claire Lhériteau
7. Athénaïs Delacour
8. Fitri Ilma Naviati
9. Heri
10. Ayesha Aumeeruddy
11. Suhaizal -Guide-
12. Shahid
13. Nia -Guide-
14. Hun Seang
15. Nishika Fonseka
16. Muhyiddin Ya'arop (Midin) -Guide-
17. Afiq
18. Nishika
*pictures credit to Midin

MWAC Pantai Puteri, Mount Datuk & Kolam Air Panas Gadek report

Date: 1st & 2nd August 2009
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Pantai Puteri, MountDatuk, & Kolam Air Panas Gadek

Pantai Puteri
Tangga Batu, Malacca

Pantai Puteri is a famous beach located near the Petronas oil refinery in Malacca. This beach located near Pantai Klebang in middle of Malacca city. The beach is an ideal camping spot where there are a lot of trees to setup tent and shelter. Beautiful view emerge during the evening where sunset and light coming from the refinery place hit the beach.

Mount Datuk
Height: 2,912 feets / 870 metres
Location: Rembau, Negeri Sembilan
Climbing Fee: RM3.00 each climber + public toilet

Gunung Datuk is a famous training ground for local climbers from Negeri Sembilan and Malacca. The sunrise view is awesome and the air there is way too refreshing. Sweater or thick cloth is important since the wind blowing is strong and low temperature can cause you to shake drastically. The summit is the most challenging track to reach. You have to climb steel ladders and rope to reach the biggest rock at the summit top. But it all worth it. Its a 360 degree view when you stand there. But be extremely careful because the rocks there are steep and once you fall theres no other place to grab on. Climb usually start at 3.00 am in the morning. The climbing duration usually takes about less than two hour depend on your speed and stamina. It gets harder if the track is wet and rain heavily.

Kolam Air Panas Gadek
Location: Alor Gajah, Malacca

Gear and Equipments
1. Headlight / Torchlight
2. Sweater
3. Hand Gloves
4. Comfortable t-shirts
5. Suitable shoes
6. Sleeping bag
7. Sufficient money
8. Mineral water

1st August 2009 Saturday
3.00 pm Gather at SS14/8F house no.16
4.00 pm Head to Malacca
7.00 pm Arrived in Alai, Malacca for Ikan Bakar fiesta

Alai now is another alternative spot to find cheap and delicious seafood instead of Umbai in Malacca. There are lot of restaurant there offering deliriously delicious seafood cooking served with local traditional rice, Nasi Lemak. The place is crowded during weekend where people from Singapore, KL, and other part of Malaysia come there to self experience the tasty cooking skills. Some food taste good if you choose the correct cooking menu and some might taste a bit weird for newcomers. Overall, two thumbs up for the foods there. Delicious and cheap!

10.00 pm Head to Pantai Puteri, Malacca
10.30 pm Tent setup and light supper
11.00 pm Have a good rest & sleep...zzz

2nd August 2009 Sunday
4.30 am Head to Gunung Datuk, Negeri Sembilan
5.00 am Start Climbing
7.00 am Reach summit, subuh prayer & sunrise watching
7.30 am Breakfast at summit (RM2)
8.30 am Climb down
9.30 am Arrived at Gunung Datuk car park
10.30 am Head to Air Panas Gadek, Alor Gajah
3.00 pm Head back to Sunway, Subang Jaya

Male participants

1. Muhyiddin Ya'arop (Midin)
2. Wan Rizzal Wan Zaki (Rizzal)
3. Amir Hamzah (Amir)
4. Nur Uzair Jais (Uzair)
5. Amin Jamil (Amin)
6. Hasanul Asyraf (Shenol)
7. Nik Ali (Nick)
8. Qamarul Hafiz (Bob)
9. Muhammad Fareez Ismail (Fareez)
10. Azroy (Roy)
11. Norsham Hazriq (Syam)
12. Faiz (Peoz)
13. Muhd Hariz Zulkarnain (Harith)
14. Aliff Izuddin (Alep)
15. Mohd Naim Fadhli (Naim)
16. Omar Mokhtar (Omar)
17. Salleh (Salleh)
18. Wan Mohd Nabil (Wan)
19. Mohd Mokhlis (Mokhlis)
20. Muhd Alif Muadz (Alif)
21. Hafiz (popo)
22. Asyraf Noordin (Acabx)

Female participants

1. Noorshamsiah Maarof (Umi)
2. Nurul syuhada Abu Bakar (Syukey)
3. Nadiah Karim (Nad)
4. Noraniza Mahawi (Niza)
5. Nadia (Nia)
6. Mardiana Radzi (Mar)
7. Ainil Hawa (Ainil)
8. Zahirah Al Atta Soo (Zera)
9. Mastura (Mas)
10. Intan Liana (Intan)
11. Norul Amalina (Mayna)
12. Farawahida Ghazali (Jelly)
13. Juwairiah Dahlia Alias (Ju)
14. Nor Hafizah Mohamed Yusof (Fizah)
15. Amin's friend (Elly)
16. Farah Hanum (Hanum)
17. Suraya Yacob (Sue)

Food & Drinks
Estimated food and drink cost for each person is less than RM5. True amount will be announced later and payment must be made within three days period after the trip ends. Cost for the Ikan Bakar feast is to be settled separately, after the dinner itself.

Abdul Rahman Hj. Idris
Taman Rekreasi Gunung Datuk
Kampung Batang Nyamor
71350 Kota Rembau,
Negeri Sembilan

Trekking permit: RM1.00 per person
Permit campsite: RM3.00 per tent

*Pictures credit to uzair