Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Broga Hill

4 July 2009 @ Broga Hill

Everyone has been talking about it. Many people posted photos about it. All these attracted my attention. Finally, XinWei and I decided to make a trip to this place too. It's Broga Hill [茅草山] loosely translated as Bukit Lalang.

Two cars, 8 of us met at Semenyih before dawn to hike the little hill. It was still all dark but the entrance is easily noticable with the amount of cars parked there.

We had to use flashlights to follow the tracks to go up. Going up was pretty easy despite the limited brightness we're having. In about 30 minutes or so, we reached the first peak of Broga Hill. And true to its name, lalang can be found everywhere.

The sky was getting bright when we reached the place where most people gather to enjoy the view. It's not the highest peak yet but it's good enough to take some photos all around.

The weather was quite cooling up there with slight chilly breeze. That was before the sun rise to the top.

Little boy sitting on the rock

A group photo is a must after successfully conquered Broga Hill. This time we have a special guest - a cute little doggie who is running around on the hill. [Note the owner of the dog is in the photo as well]

Me, ChinNam, Denise, DeYan, PeiSi, JooLi, XinWei, ShinKeat

After hanging around for some time, the sun slowly rises from the back of the surrounding hills. It was nice but it wasn't WOW. Anyway, we continue taking more photos while the sun was climbing to the top of our heads.

The four of us decided to take some jump shots with different difficulty levels.

Level 1 - Just Jump

Level 2 - The Buddha Jump

We had to take a few shots to get this most synchronized and best posed shot.

Level 3 - Chop the Watermelon Jump

We then decided to continue walking towards a higher peak. Some were slightly demotivated as the hill looks really high up.

When we reached halfway to the other peak, the girls made up their mind not to continue as the slope looks really steep. They might have problems going down later on. The boys however, made it to the top.

We took photo to mark our achievement and go back down.

can see the lower peak from here

As you can see the picture below, it was really tough to get down. One slip and you might find yourself tumbling downhill. We had to use all four limbs and even our butts to help us balance ourselves all the way down.

The sun was getting hot and we wouldn't want to turn into roasted pork. Very quickly, we headed back towards our cars. On the way back, we saw a big rock and couldn't resist taking photo with it.

Okay, it was only a few quick shots and down we go! The path down was steep and slippery too. It's really not advisable to come to this hill on a rainy day.

Hogging everyone behind us. Haha!

We took our own sweet time to walk down as we don't want any accidents or injuries to happen. At the same time, we were also hogging the crowd at the back of us. Oh they overtook us at one point of a time though.

We then went for brunch and bid farewell to my friends.

I'd rate Broga Hill a nice place to go if you like hiking, have strong legs, have good shoes with good grips and wouldn't mind dirtying your pants. Because other than the fact that it has steep slopes, the sceneries were nice and it's very cooling. You can probably plan a picnic up there too! [There's ample space for picnic] Billy, out.

Note: Some photos are courtesy of ShinKeat. Thanks.


Julez said...

If the sun would turn you into 'roasted pork", would that mean you admit you're a piggy?? =P

Bring me picnic~ing there la~~

Billy said...

I said "we", we're a bunch of piggies climbing Broga hill *oink!*

You want to climb up there again for picnic? I'd prefer to picnic at my yard then. Haha..

Xjion89 said...

haha, climb broga hill b4 too^^
nice scenery up there^^~~~~~

Anonymous said...

Climb the hill but don't eat at the local restaurants. Contaminated well water used in drinks and cooking.

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