Thursday, February 16, 2012

MSN Swimming Pool - Shah Alam

I was so happy when I found out that MSN Swimming Pool Shah Alam has completed the repair works on their swimming pool.  It's now open again for the public.  I am planning to go there again with my son this week.

Perhaps the rates stated in the picture is outdated.  I will snap picture of the the swimming pool and their new rates when I go there again. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve

I've been to this place and it was for raptor watch last year.  I was here again during the long weekend  break for camping and jungle trekking.  Before leaving, I checked the PLUSTrafik Update and found out that the traffic was slow moving on PLUS highway to Seremban and I decided to drive here using the old road instead, passing through Bandar Enstek and Sepang.  I enjoyed the road trip!

We were on the west coast of Malaysia but we couldn't see the sunset as this place was located in a bay area facing the east side.  Nevertheless, the weather was good and I enjoyed the sunrise instead. 

This campsite was well maintained and it has the basic facilities including gazebos, toilet and kitchen.  However, we have to inform the management if we want to use these facilities.  I didn't inform them and in fact I entered the area without registering.  As for fresh water, there's a well that supplies clean fresh water.  It was so clean, we can drink the water straight.  I didn't dare to try though.  

I was here for one night only. I could hardly sleep as it was warm inside the tent.  It was cool outside the tent but then there were a lot of mosquitoes and sand flies.  

After breakfast of scrambled egg and sausage, we packed our things and put them in the tent before starting our jungle trekking.  The trek was right at the end of the campsite, near the well.  The trek led us to the Tanjung Tuan Light House and it took us about 20 minutes.  We stayed there for a few minutes before heading to Pulau Intan.  

The above picture was taken near Pulau Intan and apparently this was one of the areas where it's not muddy.  I should've taken a dip here instead.  We met a few campers here and apparently they brought in their fresh water from outside.  It was a nice spot but I prefer the proper campsite with fresh water supply. 

Upon reaching the campsite, we took a dip into the sea, it was a short one as it was muddy and I felt so 'geli' and not comfortable stepping on mud.  After a shower from the well, we left by using the trek along the beach.  It was another experience by itself and this route is only accessible during low tide. By the time we reached the parking lot, it was past noon and it was rally time for lunch.

I enjoyed this trip as though I was here for the first time and I'll come back here again and again.