Manggis Tabur Hill Trip

Date: 7th August 2010
Day: Saturday
Destination: Tabur Hill, Gombak
Transportation: Car pool
Fees: RM 10

Bukit Tabur, or Tabur Hill, is a magnificent limestone ridge that is surprisingly, relatively unrecognized, despite being located in the immediate vicinity of Kuala Lumpur. The foot of the limestone ridge can be accessed through Taman Melawati, a residential area, at the entrance of the Klang Gates Dam. Bukit Tabur is also considered the longest crystal quartz outcrop in the world, making it a truly priceless geological wonder. As the ridge is pure rock, it supports a unique type of dry limestone forest characterized by vegetation and plants that grows on nutrient-poor areas in little soil or none. Climbing up the hill, visitors will be greeted by over 250 species of small coniferous-like trees, shrubs, creepers, orchids and moss. In fact, there are five endemic species of plants here, all of which are threatened by development and human activity. Also, beautiful crystal quartz formations that used to be seen along the trail have been chipped away by irresponsible visitors and climbers, eager for souvenirs.

Program Tentative
4:00 am: Gather at Monash University front gate
4:30 am: Depart from Sunway
5:15 am: Arrived at Tabur Hill, Gombak
5: 20 am: Gears & equipments check
5:30 am: Start climbing
6:30 am: Rest, watch sunrise, take photos
7:15 am: Breakfast
7:45 am: Start climb down
8: 45 am: Reach car park
9:00 am: Rest& group photos
9: 15 am: Head back to Sunway
10:15 am: Goodbye & see you in our next activities :)

Important Gears & Equipments
1) Headlamp / torchlight
2) Mineral water
3) Suitable & comfortable shoes
4) Breakfast
5) Insect / mosquito repellent
6) Gloves
7) Small towel
8) Bring your own breakfast, food, energy bar, chocolate & etc
9) DSLRs & digital cameras

For further details and information about this trip, please contact this person

Program manager: Muhyiddin Yaarop
Contact number: 017-2860553