Belum-Temengor Rainforest: Search for Rafflesia
After Banding Night Trek last night, we woke up early for our buffet breakfast, stole some cup cakes and hard boiled eggs from there, before we got ourselves ready for the day’s activities! Hahaha!
By 9.15am, our room’s phone rang and the voice over the other end reminded us to be at the lobby by 9.30am. I say, really efficient lei!
What were we waiting??
Oh, you see, one of us had a tummy trouble and we were all waiting for her!
It was okay coz everyone was very patient, just hanging around at the lobby.
We made our way down to the resort’s jetty.
One for the camera, ladies!
Ooophs, dear cousin forgotten to change the camera’s ISO after last night’s trek, picture over exposed sikit…hehe…
So obedient wor, everyone took a life jacket and was busy busy buckling them!
Other than the five of us, there were 2 other couples in the group for the day’s activities!
All ready and the boat moved away slowly while I took this picture of the jetty.
See the big square building floating on water?
That was the water chalet that the resort had and it was for hired.
The boat sped away from the resort!
Whee! Strong wind! Hold on to your hats or caps!
Scenic green mountains surrounding us on a massive blue water lake!
Serene and peaceful lake if the boat was not running over it!
My favourite picture of this boat ride!
Look at the layers of mountain in the background!
Just like a piece of painting before my eyes!
Just could not get enough of taking pictures of the lake!
You should be there in person to enjoy the ride!
Ermm,,, I should say the long ride!
Finally, we had arrived to our destination!
As we were getting off the boat, the guide asked,
“You need a trekking stick?”
Err, no thanks!
“You may need it when you trek here…”
Tak apa, it’s okay, I should be fine without one.
I thought the “old” man should need one more than me…
…until I saw how steep this slope was!
No worries, still got some bars to hold mah.
Here, nothing to hold wor.
Haizz, I should have taken the trekking stick lah!
No joke! Steep and slippery lei!
This picture blur blur because I was trying to take it while making sure I do not fall lah!
Yup! After going all the way up, it was time to go down!
Finally on a level ground, we saw this beautiful mushroom welcoming us!
After everyone had fun taking pictures with the flower, it was time to get out of the place!
We came up just now, so we had to go down lor…
Someone taught me to go down backwards on steep slopes so that our knees would not be so strenous.
The guide, in yellow T-shirt, was all ready to hold our hand so that we could safely jump across the stream to the landing!
Just as we were walking towards the boat, the Canadian lady in our group called out to dear cousin!
A butterfly was resting on her hand and she thought dear cousin would be interested to take its picture!
Of course dear cousin rushed over to snap, snap, snap!!
Such beautiful big eyes!
And it just stood there, while she (the Canadian lady) stood there, posing for the camera!
Just before we left the place, we had a group picture.
Only the 5 of us who had travelled in one car lah!
More activities on the way!
Look out for the next post, coming soon….