(13/5/12) 1D1N Dawn at Broga Hill – Sunrise From Mountains Peak

Broga is surrounded by the lush green hills of a tropical rainforest and sits on the edge of the Titiwangsa Range. It is also a hill that sits right on the border of both the states of Negri Sembilan and Selangor.The hill is composed mostly of lalang grass while some lower areas are covered with palm oil trees or young secondary forest, thus Bukit Broga is also known as ‘Bukit Lalang’. Squirrels and birds such as swifts are common sights around the hills. But what attracted me most is its tranquility and greenness.

Broga Hill is not tough to hike and it takes roughly 30 minutes to reach the first lookout point. There are about 3-4 of them, each with slightly different view and the further you go, the higher it is, obviously. Although the hike is short, you may be surprised with the amazing view, which looks as if you are quite high above sea level.

You are invited to join me for a hike to see sunrise from the mountain peak, visit the infamous rabbit farm and an organic farm before we head to Malacca to climb the St. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul) for sunset view and after that we will head down for our sumptuous Peranakan dinner.

My Plan:

1) Dawn @ Broga

2) Rabbit Farm

3) Organic Farm

4) Climb St. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul) (if time permit)

5) F&E @ Melakka 

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The Trip At A Glance

Where: Broga Hill, Semenyih

When: 12th May 2012 (Sat) (11.45pm Depart)

WHO IS SUITABLE ? Anyone with reasonable fitness. Beginners are welcome.

Overall Hike Grading: 2.33

Height Grading: 2.0

Terrain Grading: 3.0

Distance Grading: 2.0

Terrain:  Unpaved roads with steep sections. Good footwear is a must.

Total Distance: 1.7.km one way, 3.4KM (Return)

Elevation: 513m /500ft

Total Hike Time: 2.0 hours Return

Estimated Return to Singapore: Before 10pm on the same day

Costs: S$165 per pax

Closing date of registration: 10th May 2012

Pre-trip Briefing Email: Will send briefing email 3 days before the trip only to those who RSVP-Yes and who has made payment.

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Price Includes:

  • Return Private Coach
  • Dinner 
  • Guide Fee
  • All Administration Charges
  • All Permits and Entrance Fees

Price Excludes:

  • Expenses of any emergency nature
  • Expenses of personal nature, including soft drinks.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for driver/guide @ RM 5.00 per person

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How to register ? Click here for registration.

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Things to Bring:

  1. Torchlight or headlamp – 1 per person is better cos the 1st half an hour of the hike will be in relative darkness
  2. Bring plastic a bag for your mobile as it may rain
  3. Wear hiking shoes. No jeans!
  4. One will need minimum 2 litre of isotonic drink, 1 litre to ascend and 1 litre to descend. No toilets.
  5. Rain Gear
  6. Mosquito is a nuisance there, so it’s good to be prepared with insect repellent. (IMPORTANT!!!)
  7. Warm Jacket in case coach journey is chilly
  8. Walking Stick (if you deemed necessary)
  9. Changing clothes but bear in mind there are no proper place to change.
  10. Snacks if you want but that’s not necessary.
  11. Sunglasses to protect your eye when seeing the sunrise.
  12. Get enough sleep the night before, if possible.
  13. Don’t rush up or down. There are cliffs along the path.

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FAQ

Can we leave our things safely in the transport when we hike?
Ans: Yes you can. Through my experience, driver and vehicle is very good and honest.

What time we are expected to be back to Singapore?
Ans: Between 10-11pm

Do we have a proper place that we can change clothes?
Ans:No, but if time permit i will swing by to one of the R&R stop for shower in the N-S Highway on the way back

Are there any leeches or “Dancing Queens”( I usually call them that..) in this forest?
Ans: Not spotted.

How long is the journey from Singapore to our hiking place?
Ans: If smooth traffic, we should be there in 5.0 hours.

Are there any Steep slopes to climb or descend?
Ans: Yes some steep slope and rocky terrain. This is doable for anyone that has some reasonable fitness.

11.30pm is a little tight to reach in time for me. Are there any alternatives?
Ans: Meet us at 12am at woodland checkpoint after the custom clearance. Please inform me via email/SMS if you are meeting me at woodland checkpoint.

Do we go for breakfast in Malaysia? Or we direct go to the mountain?
Ans: We will swing by one of the R&R stop for breakfast on our way there.

Please read the disclaimer for this event posted.
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During the hike we focus very much on group dynamics, and it’s a rule of thumb that nobody will be left behind. We’re all links in the hiking chain and nobody is more or less important than anybody else… For every hike, i will be the last one to leave the venue in order to be sure that everybody made it out safely. Creating an adventurous but most of all a safe hiking experience is our goal.



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