This happened last year but I am recording it down for memories....I so wanna go again, though!
What can be more relaxing? I don't know about you, I always long to be near nature...my idea of a holiday short or long. And we have some pretty awesome spots right here in Malaysia.
When: Saturday 12th March, 2011
Where: Sungei Gabai Waterfalls, off Ulu Langat in Selangor, Malaysia
Surrounded by greenery...
The air smelt so earthy.
Who: Me, my husband Paul, my daughter Tammy, and friends Kevin Tan, Amanda Ee,
Shaun and Joanna Voon, Mahesh, and an old friend, Eng Hoe
(2 people missing in this photo?)
Oh, there they are.
Hmmm.....eating. Figures. (Neh, just kidding. They just happened to be missing when we took that photo)
This was an odd group indeed, some of them we hardly knew at the time (like Shaun and Joanna from Australia) and others are really old friends like Eng Hoe, who goes waaaay back with us like maybe from the Jurassic Era.
Why: I am blogging about this event so you get to see how great this place is. The last posts I did about the Bird Parks in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (here and here), it inspired a number of you to actually want to go there. Well, how about that....maybe I should write a blog for travellers.
Something about the sound of water that makes you feel refreshed...gushing..
This waterfall is just about a 1 and a half hour's drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
IF you don't get lost.
Which we did.
And we are not gonna name names of person/s responsible.
There is a parking area. You pay one ringgit per person to enter the area. That's all! There are toilet and bathing facilities (warning - no frills..this is not some kind of tourist resort)
There are different levels of the waterfall which you can choose to stop at. We climbed the steep stairs and decided on the level where..
natural water slide!
So we took our turn/s on the water slide.
This video was put together by Tammy.
But things didn't go quite like I expected when it came to my turn. It shows how I (in red bandanna, from 0.51) got stuck not once, but twice. Huh? What was I doing wrong? (don't answer that) Yes, that was my daughter laughing like a sadistic hyena in the background. She has a dark side to her I'm a-tellin' ya.
Maybe cellulite has suction cup properties or somethin'. Sheesh.
It reminded me of my bowling attempts where the ball gliiiiiiiiiiides to the side and into the drain. Not good. No one else had this pause button problem.
We also attempted to form a human caterpillar (from 1.16)...
Some of us felt mighty pleased with our accomplishments. We (ok, not me, some in the group) could actually slide down in a standing position. Whoa! yes, clap clap we did.
A few Orang Asli (native) boys who had lived near the falls all their lives.
And they did their ke-ray-zee stunts (from 1.36)!
What the jimminy haystacks!! Have you ever?!
Don't forget to read the posts on the Bird Parks! It has valuable advice! Post 1 and Post 2
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