Back to Nature

Living in a concrete jungle surrounded by “civilized” beings at times can be a torture. So, where do you escape from the dog eat dog world out there? Well, it’s back to nature in search for tranquility & fresh air. If you feel the need to do some soul searching, I’m sure you’d be surprised to find out there are actually a number of interesting @ unheard of places (for an ignorant local, like me) for you to do so.

If you love the waters and can’t stay away from the fishes, do visit Tioman Island. I find the water crystal clear and the view breathtaking. Go ahead & pack you scuba gear or snorkels and jump into the sea to capture beautiful photos of schools of fishes swimming about. Just beware of what you step on! I don’t recall seeing jellyfishes but there are some sea cucumbers.

Group Trip to Tioman Island back in 2000/01
Underwater view
Corals

*What’s left of my Tioman photos, will have to search from more, somewhere….*

For those of you who crave for some adventure, go mountain climbing @ hiking. My first experience was an excruciating one. Gosh, you couldn’t imagine the torture I went through climbing Mount Nuang! It was an all day affair. It took us 7 hrs going up & another 7hrs going down. We didn’t expect having to reach based that late, so some of us didn’t in fact bring our torch lights. One who did, lost it in the stream! So, we had to make do with our cellphones to guide us through! Thanks to the lads for having the patience with us gals!

At the start of an excruciating journey
It slowly start to be...a little....challenging
Watch out!
This is the way UP!
Short break....oh yeah
Break again
What a View!
Is this the way to the top?
We finally reached the Peak!

If that wasn’t enough, try going to Mount Datuk! It didn’t take us that long, but it’s no easy trip up either! This time we decided to build camp near the top of the mountain. That night it rained heavily, we just hope that our tents wouldn’t collapsed or sliding down the rocks in our sleep! So let’s see the journey of ours through the photos below:

A lil Background
Getting ready....
We can't help it....R&R
The joy of reaching there
Proud to be at the top
Look at that view
Some crazy dude
At dusk
Another CRAZY Dude, the next morn....
That's the way down, guys...enjoy the view

And, finally our trip to Bekelah Falls

The RED Team....Long Live LIVERPOOL..can't help it!
Group pix again
...and again...

You couldn’t imagine how many times we had to stop to rest due to lack of exercise, energy, low sugar lever & the extreme HEAT!

nearly there
this is one....
group photo once more...say cheese...
Another one for the camera
the beauty of nature 1
Beauty of Nature 2
our camp site among the rocks

All photos courtesy of Kojak. Author of Utara Selatan Timur dan Barat

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