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Friday, May 31, 2013

Gunung Brinchang Mossy Forest, Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

Gunung Brinchang (2,032 m (6,667 ft) ) located at Sungai Palas is the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands and the highest tarmac covered road in Malaysia. At this altitude moss likely to grow and transform it into mossy forest. Mossy forest formed at  high altitude with low-level cloud covering the mountains with moisture and mist this conditions is suitable for moss and others vegetation to grow and  form the Hobbit like mossy forest. It's branch ecology of tropical montane forest system.



Tips:
wind breaker -  the wind might be strong at the observation tower.
Sport shoe - for hiking
water - to keep hydrated
camera - to keep the memories
drive slowly and carefully, some road is very narrow might need to make way for opposite car
Keep your feet on the solid ground while hiking around the mossy forest, the ground is kind of spongy and some of the trails is steep so hike with care.
Climb up the observation tower and you can see the breathtaking panoramic view of Titiwangsa mountains.

How to go:
From Brinchang town it's about 12km tarmac road drive ( small and steep road)
When reach the junction to Sungai Palas Teh Boh turn left and follow the road until reached the top.
Mossy forest located around 1800m so you can park your car at roadside and hike along the available trails.
The boardwalk covered mossy forest is located 2km before Gunung Brinchang peak it can be seen with a sign and a pavilion.
Once you reach top of the mountain you will see few telecommunication towers  and a observation tower there.

Coordinate:
( Gunung Brinchang observation tower )
4.518832,101.382886

( Mossy Forest entrance )
4.524276,101.381876

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 the breathtaking view of Titiwangsa mountains Pahang view
 mummy and brother
 The Perak side
 2021 meters above sea level.
 mossy vegetation 









Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lata Rex Waterfall, Laloh, Kuala Krai, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Lata Rex located at Laloh, Kuala Krai, Kelantan is a cascade type waterfall. It's the downstream of the Lata Beringin waterfall which located about 20km away. It's beautiful waterfall with water run through the multiple-cascading rock.  The water level is in shallow depth overall  ( some places is deeper- please stay close to your small kids all the time). There is a mini hydroelectric beside the waterfall, the power harvested can power up a small village of about 300 peoples near to it, a clean yet efficient energy source without damage the environment. 

Attractions and activities
Beautiful cascade waterfall, picnic, forest beside it, photo-shooting, swimming,.

Tips:
light wear
camera
stay close to your kids
cloths for changing 
avoid monsoons season  November - January ( dangerous level)

Contact:
 Address: Lata Rek, Laloh, 17300 Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Phone: 09 - 9665215

Nearby attractions:
Telaga Bijih, Tanah Merah (100km away) 
Gunung Stong ( Jelawang waterfall) - Purportedly the highest waterfall in South East Asia


coordinates:
5.311123,102.298957

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The scary scene of Lata Rex during monsoon seasons

enjoy the photos

The small building is the hydroelectric station


water run out of the hydroelectric station 















Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wesak Day 2013 at Wat Prachumthat Canaram

Celebrating the 2557  Vesak day ( encompasses the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha. ) at  Wat Prachumthat Canaram. The ceremony begin with monk chanting, we light up the candle and incense, after done chanting monks lead us around temple for 3 times. 

























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