Friday, February 16, 2007

Ulu Bendol

Last Saturday, I went to Ulu Bendol with Jimbo and a whole bunch of young (and mostly single) adults from my church. They wanted to hike up Gunung Angsi.

I didn't. Too lazy and too much excess baggage. I was waiting at the bottom for two people who just wanted to make a half trip and come down during lunch. I was their Transport Department. You can read and view photos about their exciting hike up Gunung Angsi in Jimbo's blog. It's a 3-4 hour hike one way and can be quite a challenge to hiking enthusiasts who want to warm up for Gunung Kinabalu.

Ulu Bendol is a very beautiful place and suitable for nature lovers. It's only about 30 minutes drive from Seremban going towards Kuala Pilah. There's a stretch of winding roads but the roads have been noticeably widened so car sickness is not an issue when I went there. There are plenty of facilities there for camping, family days and other recreational facilities. Even in the blazing afternoon sun, the forest and foliage really cools down the environment. Of course, you can hike up Gunung Angsi.

OK, I'm lazy to do a National Geographic article so I'll just post some photos with lame captions (In case you don't know, you can still click on the photos to enlarge them)

A plaque about Ulu Bendol

Lush greenery seen even from the car park

Rocks and streams

More rocks and stream( and that plaque)

Picturesque Boulders

Looking into the stream

Turtle rock?

Stream-powered swimming pool

An interesting notice (Click to enlarge)
This notice caught my eye. The words in red say 'Hanya orang-orang yang berfikiran kurang waras sahaja yang tidak akan mematuhi notis ini'. It means 'Only people who are mentally challenged will not obey this notice'. Wow, can you beat that! I like it.


Las montañas said...

wow jonzz! I admire you for sitting there doing nothing for the whole day!! or perhaps you were zzzZZing?

next time go climb lah! very fun one. you see, even people from down south on that tiny island also come ALL the way to climb this hill. :P

poohbearee said...

everyone talking abt this hill. mayb i should make a trip there some day.

Las montañas said...

pooh: when the hill knows you are coming, it might just run away! wow, mountains that move.. only with powers from above, or from pooh! :PP

poohbearee said...

I am confused. Why the hill run away? Is it afraid of me??

Bernard said...

Brings back memories for me... once i lost my specs in the fast flowing water in the ulu bendol "jeram".

... a classmate found it for me. :-)

Ianfluenza said...

That's not true. Blind people can't read it too. :P

Jonzz said...

LM: puh-leeze, I was NOT just sitting down there. You could develop backside sores doing that. I was walking around observing humans and non humans. Ha ha.

PB: For LM, the hills are alive... with the sound of music, LOL!

Bernard: lucky for you your specs must be heavy.

Ian: Hmm, ever thought of getting a job in advertising?

Bernard said...

It was heavy then.. glass one with metal frame. Now it's plastic; so light d. :-)