Dear readers, how are you? I hope you have a great and wonderful day while reading my blog post. First of all, I would like to thank my friend for the invitation to join MyTravelKaki.com travel group for this wonderful Chiling Waterfall trip.
The Chiling Waterfall has described as the most beautiful waterfall in Selangor state. It is located 90KM from Kuala Lumpur city center and 13KM from Kuala Kubu Bharu town. Chiling Waterfall has divided into three (3) vertical waterfalls which are “Lower Waterfall”, “Middle Waterfall” and “Upper Waterfall”. This time, we going are to Upper Waterfall. The organizer (MyTravelKaki.com) has informed the trip might be cancel if adverse weather condition.
Our journey starts from Kuala Lumpur and our meeting and starting point at Tesco Extra, Selayang. A total 67 persons has pre-register for this trip. However, only 54 persons are turning up. To avoid congested to the park, we are advised car pool. Finally, we depart at 7:45am.
Our 1st pits stop at Kuala Kubu Bharu town, which is 51.2KM from Tesco, Selayang. The organizer leading us to the wrong way, we arrived at 8:45am. Spend 45 minutes on our breakfast at coffee shop. 9:30am depart to our destination. Drive another 13KM and finally arrived park main entrance at 10:00am.
Before going into the waterfall, we are required register ourselves and pay the park entrance fee at Park HQ. From the Park HQ to Upper Waterfall, took us 1 hour 17 minutes. We have crossed the stream 6 times. Trekking in the jungle narrow path, breathing fresh morning air has makes myself full of energetic. Getting away from city life and enjoy the natural rainforest. Observe and watch the large amount of Mahseer Fish during river crossing is fantastic. Special floras can be observed along the trekking.
Upper Waterfall has larger pool if compare to Lower Waterfall. Middle Waterfall is not accessible. Middle and Upper waterfalls has very powerful falls. The interesting about Chiling Waterfall is the water may make you felt “Chilling”. With the average water temperature 26 Celsius, plus the cold wind blowing from waterfall has actually chilled up most of us. You may enjoy your pack lunch or sandwiches; fill up your hungry stomach while sighting the spectacular Chiling Waterfall.
Before heading back to Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon, we dropping by and sightseeing the greater Selangor Dam. You can visit Selangor Dam before entering into Chiling Fish Sanctuary Waterfall. Morning view is always better than afternoon view if you plan to have good photography shooting.
Facilities at Park HQ
Visitors allow picnic and camping at Park HQ surrounding area but not inside the waterfall area (after crossing hanging bridge). A proper picnic huts are built for visitors. Toilet and bath area is available next to Park HQ. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to fishing.
Important things you should know before visit Chiling Waterfall
1. Crossing river is a must in order approach to Lower and Upper Chiling Waterfall.
2. Monitor weather condition from time to time, stop entering waterfall during adverse weather.
3. Watch out water level. Do not attempt cross the river if the water reach dangerous level (above waist level).
4. During river crossing, watch out your step as the rock extremely slippery. Please also take good care to kids and elders.
5. In the even rainfall during visiting, immediate move to higher ground as small stream can become torrent and this is extremely dangers to the visitors.
6. Please contact Park HQ if you need assistant.
7. Seal your important goodies (wallet, camera, mobile phone) inside waterproof bag.
8. Beware of lost direction. In some pathway, way point signboard is not clearly stated.
Things to bring
- Extra Cloths (prepare to get wet)
- Bath Towel (if you want to swim)
- Mosquito Repellent
How to go Sungai Chiling Fish Sanctuary Waterfall?
Towards to North side, from Kuala Lumpur follow Jalan Kuching then Jalan Ipoh. You will pass by Templer Park (located on your right). Then follow the Rawang Highway. After arrive Rawang town, continue using road no. 1 (Ipoh old inner road). Pay attention to road no. 55 (Kuala Kubu Bharu / Fraser Hill) junction, turn right. This road can lead you to Fraser Hill (40KM). You will pass by Kuala Kubu Bharu town (located on your left), then Selangor Dam (located on your left). As soon as you cross a small iron bridge, you may park your car at open space parking bay.
3’33’43.28”N 101’39’38.11”E – Kuala Kubu Bharu Town
3’35’36.06”N 101’44’08.28”E – Open Space Parking Bay
3’35’33.53”N 101’44’13.37”E – Sungai Chiling Fish Statuary Park HQ
3’35’44.47”N 101’45’01.62”E – Lower Chiling Waterfall
3’35’41.13”N 101’45’01.90”E – Upper Chiling Waterfall
Park Operating Hour
Open from Friday till Sunday (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Close from Monday till Thursday
Park Entrance Fees
RM1.00 per person
1. Department of Fisheries Selangor (+603-55190169 / +03-55190170)
2. Department of Fisheries Hulu Selangor (+603-60641214 / +013-3089463)
All photographs are Copyrighted. Make use of Simon Blog photographs without consent is strictly prohibited.by Simon
Time flies. The annual BookFest Malaysia 2011 is back again. Similar like previous year, the event was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Turning into the 6th Anniversary, with the slogan of “One Book One World”.
The exhibition begins from 27th August till 04th September 2011, 10am to 10pm daily. In conjunction with the School Holiday, Malay New Years and National Day, estimated will attract 700,000 visitors.
Here are the books I has purchase from this events and a brief introduction about the books:-
Think in Another Way 颠覆大脑
After Discount: RM19.90
A motivation book from Japan author. Famous in Japan mainland and Europe. The book taught and guide people how to think in another way to the road of success. A person does not want to change his/her mind and opinion is the most stubborn person. Learn to evaluate your potential, discover and see from different angle, provide a good starting point and follow the new direction, will change your life.
3 in 1 Easy Learning Web Design – Dreamweaver CS5, Photoshop CS5 & Flash CS5 网页设计三合一
Author: Chai Fong Design Team
After Discount: RM66.32
A 3 in 1 comprehensive easy learning web design book suitable for beginner. Since I have very limited knowledge in web design, believe this book may help me to improve and learn more about the functionality of Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash basic knowledge. The book also come with two DVD medias (Video Learning Material and Trail Version Software).
2012: Science or Superstition – The Definitive Guide to the Doomsday Phenomenon 科学还是迷信？
Author: Alexandra Bruce
After Discount: RM26.60
After the release of “2012” movie, a lot of people have been hard-core with “The End of the World”. Is this really will happen to our planet? This book has compiles all the information about 2012 from the point of view and ideas from various professors. Author has given the “Straight to the point” answer and given valuable information of scientific and traditional view. One thing I need to highlight, there is a lot similar 2012 books from different author, they are mainly express their thought in novel or drama word out. Reader might get bored if he/she needs to know the real fact.
Super Memory (Complete Series) 超级记忆术（大全集）
Author: Yu Hai Di
After Discount: RM19.90
A book can let you learn easily and boost up your memory. More than 400 mini games provided to improve your thinking and memory.
Physical Health and Food Medical Book 体质饮食东医宝鉴
Author: Shen Zai Yong
After Discount: RM44.90
Author is a Taiwan professor. The book contents of “Know Your Physical”, “Foods/Sports That You Should Take/Do”, “Improve Your Current Health”, “Chinese Prescriptions for Exam Students” and etc. A cooking menu also included in the book to improve personal healthy and some prevention we should know. Overall, this is a good medical and knowledge book and worth for your reference.
Entrance Fee: RM2.50 (per day pass), RM10.00 (9 days pass). 12 years old or below and senior citizen are free of charge.
This year, BookFest divided into 3 sections. Mainly Chinese Pavilion (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Novum, Malaysia/Singapore), English Pavilion and Lifestyle Pavilion (Stationery, Music, Multimedia).
Book lovers, don’t miss the chance to visit and bring back your favourite books.by Simon
On a sunny Sunday morning, I have friend invite me to this event. This is first time in my life playing this “Paintball Game”. I know there is some risk playing this game but with full safety guard protection provided, it should be fine
The events take place at Xtion Paintball Park beside National Stadium, Bukit Jalil. We have total 9 members for the time slot from 9am to 11am.
Before the game start, we are briefed by the Park Warden on the Safety and Games Rules which include “wearing the Goggles & Chest Protector”, “using the Marker/Paintball Gun” and “our Missions”.
The paintball bullet speed can achieve 307km/h. We are not allowed firing each other in less than 3 meters distance. Bullet can cause certain level injured to your body. Bear in mind, safety first!
With 9 team members, we separate into Team A and Team B (4 versus 5).
· Mission 1 (5 mins): Shoot down enemy target (3 bottles) and grab the two (2) flags. Return to base.
· Mission 2 (5 mins): Interchange field, shoot down enemy target (3 bottles) and grab two (2) flags. Return to base.
· Mission 3 (5 mins): Shoot down enemy target (3 bottles) and grab flag no. 1 & 2. Then proceed to enemy base grab flag no. 3. Return to base.
· Free Shooting 1 (5 mins): No rules, no missions. Shoot as many enemies as you can.
· Free Shooting 2 (8 mins): No rules, no missions. Shoot as many enemies as you can until your bullet finish
8 out of 9 team members was hit by the bullet (paintball) either directly or indirectly (friendly fire) with minor injured on neck, arm, leg, hand and finger. I was hit by 3 bullets and causing injured on my hand and leg
It is very fun and enjoying real shooting game and far better than shooting on your computer games using keyboard and mouse
However, this paintball game is not cheap. A basic adult package cost RM45.00 per person (with 50 bullets provided) plus additional bullet (RM0.20 each) may cost more than your expected budget. Most of the time, you are wasting your bullet. So, please learn to save your bullet
If you are interested, please visit to Xtion Paintball Park website for more information. In additional info, the park also provides free photography shooting during the game. Some of the pictures here are recited from the Xtion Paintball Park website.
*Above pictures Credit to Xtion Paintball Park and Chrys Studio.by Simon
Has been a while I didn’t wrote about travelling blog. After long waiting and finally I have time compile and complete this article. Journey to Broga is a last minute plan. Received friend call late midnight and I felt glad and surprise. This is the place I want to visit long time ago. Perform a simple packing and ready my camera gears. In order to see the sunrise, we shall depart early at 4am.
Pit Stop No. 1: Broga Hill
Wake up at 3:30am in the morning and as schedule departs at 4am from KL City, meet up with another member at Cheras, Leisure Mall. We have total four (4) persons include me in this journey. Initially, we are not sure how to go Broga, all thanks to smart GPS phone. Finally successfully lead us to Broga Hill.
Broga Hill, sits on the boarder of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan State. It is situated 1.6km from Broga Town, 50km from Kuala Lumpur City Centre and approximately 33km from Seremban Town. Broga Hill is getting famous now a day, believed due to below factors:-
1. Attracted Thatch Grass Landscaping
2. The Easier Mountain Hiking for City’s People
3. Destination Spot for Avid Nature Photographers
4. Observation of Sunrise and Sunset
5. Others… Please leave your comment if you know
We arrive the based or starting point at 5:15am, first sight in front of us is palm oil trees. That is the place we park the car (parking fee RM3.00). Ouch! I forgot bring my torch light. Force to walk in the dark. But not worries, we are not alone. A lot peoples is about to start their way to the peak with us.
At first, you will go thru a palm oil trail. Then, a jungle trails. After the jungle trails, in front of you is a wide and clear view mountain. This is Broga Hill’s peak no.1. Proceed and follow the routes, you should able to reach peak no.2 and follow by peak 3. Peak no.4 will be a little bit challenges as one part you need depending on the rope going upwards. And finally you can reach the highest point of Broga where you can see a signboard written “Welcome to Broga Hill, 400m”. A 1.7km distance from the based to the highest peak took me about 40 minutes and this is the easiest peak I ever climb.
If you are not aware, Broga Hill has total 4 peaks. Peak 4 is the highest point of Broga Hill. Mark it as 1280 feet or 400 meters from sea level. After choosing a nice terrain and path, we start setting up our camera gears preparing for sunrise shooting. During waiting, we saw a lot hikers moving in and filling up every corner of the 4 peaks. I don’t expect so huge number of hikers. Rough figure calculation, not less than 1000 hikers visit Broga Hill just morning itself.
I though the highest I go, the best for us to snap or observe the sunrise. I am totally wrong. The best peak to snap and observe the sunrise is peak no. 2 and 3.
7:30am, the sunshine begin shining up peak no.3, I called it “The First Light”. Unfortunately, peak no.4 has totally blocked by trees at far mountain. We only can see the sunlight thru the slits in between of trees.
8:16am, we start descending from Broga Hill peak no.4. Continuously snap the Broga Hill scene from different angle.
If you ask what the MOST in Broga Hill is? I would say…
- The most Hikers; easiest trekking trail.
- The most Photographer; you can see most of the hikers holding DSLR, Wow!
Alright, let see what you should bring:
- Trekking Shoe
- Extra T-Shirt
- Drinking Water
- Torch Light (If you need to walk in dark)
- Basic First Aid (Just in case you need it)
- Energy food (Chocolate, Packing Foods, Burger etc)
- Your Camera
Let see what you should not do lists:
Let see what you should not do lists:
- Do not litter
- Do not destroy the plants and wildlife
- Do not mark rocks or trees
My advice to you…
Before decide make your trip to any peaks, hills, mountains, highly recommended make some research. Such as the distance, the terrain, the tallest point, what to bring, estimate the journal time, safeties, etc.
Pit Stop No. 2: Broga Sak Dato Temple
As soon as we reached the based (car park), our next destination will be the famous Broga Sak Dato Temple. The temple located at 1.6km from Broga Town and 3km from entrance point of Broga Hill. You should able find the way by follow EES (East East South) direction.
The Broga Sak Dato Temple built 140 years ago and it has rebuilt in year 1991. The spectacular temple design has become one of the landmarks in Broga. The temple surrounded by lush green hills of tropical rainforest and combination with rockies mountain.
Today, Broga Sak Dato Temple still continues developing. A giant “Sun Wukong” or “Monkey King” statue was built at the top of mountain. If you can recall “Monkey King” story, “Sun Wukong” was born from a stone. Broga Sak Dato Temple has fulfilled the scenario. A truly fairyland you shall never miss it.
Last Pit Stop: Broga Town
Broga is a small town, the population majority is Chinese. Natural of business is agricultural, mainly rubber estate and palm oil. After visited the Broga Sak Dato Temple, we make our way back to Broga Town. This is where we drop by filling up our hungry stomach. We saw a lot Seafood Restaurant, but were closed in day time. Then we had our lunch at Broga Open Market. The food is normal and price is slightly cheaper than KL City.
Way Back to Kuala Lumpur
On the way back to Kuala Lumpur, most of the time I am in sleeping mode. This is not because of tiredness but it is due to not enough sleep last night. I really enjoy so much on this journey. I felt so fresh and loving so much the natural environment. And very thankful that we have really nice weather makes the photographing perfect.
Photographer: Simon Liew & Chrys Chin
Shooting Date: 23rd May 2010
All photographs are Copyrighted. Make use of Simon Blog photographs without consent is strictly prohibited.by Simon
BookFest Malaysia 2010 is here again in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The annual Malaysia Book Festival, which organized by Popular Book Company (M) Sdn Bhd has officially goes into its 5th Anniversary, with the slogan of “Reading Embraces the World”.
The exhibition started from 4th September till 12th September 2010, 10am to 10pm daily. Book lovers, please don’t miss the events to visit and bring home your favorite books.
Let see the books I has purchase from this events and a brief introduction about the books:-
ProBlogger – Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
Author: Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
Original Price: RM79.80
Discounted Price after 20% off: RM63.84
The author, Darren Rowse is a famous fulltime Australian’s blogger. He launches his ProBlogger.net in year 2004, where advises bloggers on every aspect of blogging. Besides, he also the author of Digital-Photography-School.com which guide about the photography related stuffs.
“Turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue”. A guide book to shows you how to choose a right blog tools and platforms, how to find your niche so you can excel, hot to start writing in a way that attracts visitors, how to earn income with your blog and etc.
Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires
Author: Adam Khoo
Original Price: RM49.90
Discounted Price after 20% off: RM39.92
A book I always wanted to buy since early this year. The Singaporean author, Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and a peak performance trainer. He has successfully self-made millionaire by the age of 26. He has also published several books include ‘I Am Gifted, So Are You!’, ‘How to Multiply Your Child’s Intelligence’, ‘Profit from the Panic’ and etc.
A comprehensive book that taught people how to design life, give specific strategies on achievement, how to take control over your financial life, achieving your financial goal and etc.
The Illustrated Practical Guide to Digital and Classic Photography
Author: Steve Luck and John Freeman
Original Price: RM29.90
Discounted Price after 20% off: RM23.92
A full illustrated book that comes with over 1700 photographs and diagrams, specially designed for photographers and the person who interested and want to know more about the functionality of digital and classical photography.
The book taught about the principles keys of exposure, depth, from landscapes and building to peoples and wild animals, with useful tips on photographing different weather conditions and times of days. The books also coved the basic and advanced image editing, guidance on selling pictures and etc.
I do hope you can grab a chance to visit this event. Oh, before I forgot, the BookFest also selling Music CDs, Video CDs and stationeries. Chinese book from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Local Malaysia also available in this exhibition.by Simon