What’s fun in Broga? – Broga Hill
Mrs TT, from Alor Star, called me over the phone one evening and asked me about Broga Hill. Huh? What about the hill? She wanted to know if there are leeches in the hill. I don’t know lah coz I have never been there before. Why? You are coming to KL ke? She had no choice but to explain that her twin girls had booked their air tickets to come to KL to climb the hill with them!
Ahahaha! That conversation triggered this visit to Broga lah! Of course I did my homework too! I asked my associate about the place when we met to discuss about Bukit Tabur. My dear associate told me to use the highway to Kajang and follow the Semenyih signboards until I can see the signboards to Broga Hill or Unniversity of Nottingham. After I passed the university, I will be able to see lots of cars park along the road or inside the palm oil plantation. That was where we should park our car to walk up!
I slept at 1am that morning and I got up at 4am to meet the twins and friends at 5.30am at the Kajang Toll!
I thought I could happily follow someone to this hill but ended up leading the way coz the person who knows this place mixed up the date of the climb!
One morning later!
When we reached this place it was about 6am.
“Aiyak! We should bring our headlights lah!”
Thank goodness the youngsters had iPhones which they used as torchlights!
Wah! Bright also leh!
Of course, we also ride on other torchlights on the way!
As we were about to reach the first peak, the sun was already peeping out!
Gee, this climb was all ascending to the top one!
There was plenty of “lalangs” to welcome you!
Mrs TT got one “lalang” as souvenir from her children since she and brother TT decided to stay at the foot of the hill… erm, in the car, sleeping!
See the sun?!
Thick clouds blocked it except the stroke of red across the sky!
This scenic picture was worth the climb indeed!
The other side of the hill was as spectacular!
The layer of mist made the town below looked mystical!
Looked like a piece of watercolour painting!
Looking down, we could see how high we had climbed!
Also, how bare this place looked!
We forecasted that the sun will not win the battle with the clouds, hence, we decided to make our way down without waiting any longer.
Err, turn round and take picture ah?
Okay lah, smile….
The path was rough and uneven, sand slippery and nothing to hold on to!
Look! The man was carrying a toddler in his arms! Bravo!
Look further! Some young kids were trekking up! Tough kids indeed!
As long as you wear proper trekking shoes, it is safe climb lah!
Of course the young and healthy also trekked this place!
When we reached these stalls, we knew we had reached the foothill.
Another way to confirm was the oil palm trees lah!
That meant the parking place was near!
From that point to the entrance, it was oil palms trees surrounding us!
This was at the entrance!
When we reached here earlier, it was too dark to take pictures!
Now, very clear lah!
Broga Hill 1.7km and parking RM2 if parked inside.
At the roadside, free lah, if you can find a place!
This was my first climb at the Broga Hill. To regular trekkers, this is not a tough trek. It was made tough because we had climbed in the dark, in hope to see the sunrise!
To me, I would say it would be best to start the climb about 6.30am to 7am so that you could reach the peak by 7.30am to 8am. It would be safer and more relaxing then. After all, there is no guarantee we could catch the sunrise by starting very early! Aiyah, sour grapes saja! Ahahaha!
So, where or what did we go or do after the climb?