You can grow up in Malaysia, read books about it and travel across it, but to truly know it, is to know its people. Just an hour outside of the bright lights and shiny structures of Kuala Lumpur is Pulau Carey, an unremarkable slice of Selangor, if not for the beguiling Mah Meri. Continue reading Hari Moyang and Puja Pantai @ Pulau Carey
Sometimes you’ve got to want something really badly. Jeram Perlus is one of those things. It takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours to hike the nearly 8 kilometres to get to this hidden cascade. In less time and with less effort you could be at another waterfall, swimming and catching fish with your teeth. But unlike Jeram Perlus, you won’t have the place all to yourself.
After a two-year hiatus, Khairul was having trouble on the trail up towards Bukit Sapu Tangan’s 204 metre peak. That’s probably how “Handkerchief Hill” got its name I joked – he’d need one to wipe away his tears. But it could just as likely reference the surrounding forest’s diminishing size….
When the sun goes down, the coastal town of Kuala Selangor is descended upon by tourists, not for its nightlife, but its firefly colonies. April, Richard and I were there recently and checked out the former state capital’s daytime draws.
Back in January 2017 I stayed at The Sticks in Kuala Kubu Bharu for the first time; it wasn’t my last. And when a weekend getaway isn’t possible, owners Michelle and Rubin will happily accommodate day trippers.
There are plenty of reasons to head to Kuala Kubu Baru. The picturesque park of Taman Millennium and rushing waters of Sungai Selangor are just two of them. Whether the nearby Bukit Batu Pahat is too remains debatable. I climbed it with the KL Hiking crew; here’s what I thought….
Never judge a book by its cover, or a hill by its height. At a mere 120 meters above sea level, Bukit Jugra isn’t immediately obvious as a hiking destination. Yet, rising out of the monotony of monoculture, this virgin forest covered hill surprises for its dramatic views and short but sweaty challenge.