Friday, December 31, 2010
We reached the campsite early, at around 9am. There were already tents being put up everywhere by overnight campers!
It was raining heavily the night before and it rained again a few minutes after we left Shah Alam. So the water was not that clear. However, it was so cold, it's chilling!
Due to the rain the trails heading to the waterfall was filled with water and it looked more like small stream.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's quite easy. From Kuala Kubu town, head down to Fraser's Hill. We passed Empangan Selangor and immediately after the bridge, we turned to the right at Kg. Pertak, it's a settlement village for the aborigines. From far the village looks like a resort!
We underestimated the trails, just because the name is a hill and a bungalow was built at the peak, we thought how tough could it be? We were wrong, we all agreed it's rather tough with steep trails almost all the way up. The trails could be confusing at certain stretches, therefore it's advisable for first timers to have experienced hiker along.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
There are eight beaches in the park and due to the fact that they are not easily accessible, these are some of the beautiful beaches in Penang. Most of the beaches can only be accessed via hiking for about 1 hour or so or via boat from the park's management office. There is no admission fee to the park. However, you have to pay RM5 if you opt for the canopy walk.
I planned to go to both destinations in the park; Muka Head (with light house and beaches as attractions) and Pantai Kerachut on the other side (with meromictic lake and other beautiful beaches as attractions). However, due to the weather condition, I managed to go to Pantai Kerachut only! Even then, we had to rent boat to go back. True enough, it started raining when we reached the park's management office.
The boat ride was an experience by itself and the friendly boat operator showed us around and pointed to rock formations in the form of turtle and crocodile head! It cost us RM80 per boat for 15 - 20 minutes ride.
This is the starting point for any hiking activity in the park.
This is the view of fisherman's jetty located next to the entrance of the park. The boat ride ends here and if you're lucky you can see the catch of the day by the fishermen!
We came across small waterfalls in the park, on the way to Pantai Kerachut. We were advised not to drink the water here just in case it was contaminated.
The bridge connecting the trail area to the beach with meromictic lake running beneath it.