Friday, August 14, 2015

HIKING : BUKIT BERUANG MELAKA @ BEAR HILL MELAKA



Height: Estimated around 120M - 160M
Location: (Waze) Bear Hill Starting Point Jalan Teratai 3 Taman Bunga Raya Malacca
                 (Behind Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah)

Estimated time : 30 Minute to Telekom Tower
Total time : Under 60 minute
Condition : Combine of Tar Road and tracking trail


I enjoy Working at outstation as it give opportunity to explore new places and local recreation activities. Although stay at Melaka for 2 days, i manage to explore submarine museum, A Famosa and done a quick hike at Bukit Beruang.

Bukit Beruang or Bear Hill is local favorite hiking place for local as it give Panorama view and leisure hike. Going to the starting point is easy as you can just waze "Bear Hill Starting point" and it will bring you directly to the main entrance.


I didn't notice can't take photo signage!
It said 2.4KM to the summit
1. I use the main road going to the summit to avoid get lost. Although its just 2.4 KM, the Tar road was steep but luckily its not for long hike. Along  the way you will notice got divert road to the summit, as usual i will not use the road as first timer. 





Here consider is halfway already




2. Many elder citizen exercise here and they always take 2 to 3 round trips!!  After a short hike you will reach summit where is the TELEKOM TOWER. I try to go around the area but after half circuit i turn back as the trail look didn't use for some time. 




3. After talk to some friendly hiker @ Uncle, we decide to use another road going down as they say the view is nice and you can't say you hike Bukit Beruang without going there.. 

When you going down, turn into this small trail to the better view




 



4. The uncle didn't lie to me. Indeed this is the most beautiful part of Bukit Beruang. You can go a bit higher to have different view. 




5. After this you can use continue use the jungle trail going down as it will lead you to another nice relaxation area.







 
 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hiking : Bukit Kutu @ Treacher's Hill Kuala Kubu Baru 1053M

 1. Overall Bukit Kutu is like Gunung Datuk trail condition
2. However the difficulty level is much tougher than Gunung Datuk
3. In Fact i have a feeling the trail is like a bit Gunung Nuang!!
4. Normal time needed is 4 hours up and 3 hrs down
5. I did cramp when reach summit
6. For me this is not a easy hike! But glad i make it




This is the first time i hike Bukit Kutu. Hear about this place quite often but never have urgency to hike before. Finally with some friend, we complete this hill with some difficulty.

Entrance to Bukit Kutu is actually very easy if you been to Sungai Chilling Waterfall.
Right after the Water Reservoir Dam, Take note of a signage "KAMPUNG PERTAK". 
Turn into right into Kampung Pertak. Just drive another 3-5 minute, u will notice a open car park. You can park here.


Less than 5 minute walking from here, you will come across 1st suspension bridge. Just cross over it.
But after another 5 minute, you will come across a 2nd "Spoilt" suspension bridge. you can choose crossing by the bridge or just take off your shoe and cross the river.



After this you will encounter 3rd river stream. This one you have to cross over by stepping on stone (careful) or just enjoy the cold water. After crossing, Bukit Kutu challenge is started.




You can choose turn right at the Big Yellow signage or turn left crossing some stream again
(I turn right beside the signage - This one is actually shorter route)...after that Its up up and UP!!








When you reach the Big gigantic White rock, mean you already half way!!!!!
Its take another one or 1.5 hours to go before reach summit.