Friday, March 19, 2010

Accident Prone Spot at Bukit Tabur West

It was this picture that appeared in facebook in one trekker's album at The Trekkers site.

( Pic courtesy of Mr. Liew Ban Hing)

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that drew attention of the trekking community.

Comments & exchange of words were made about the safety & the after effect of untowards accidents should it happened.

I picked it up & take the opportunity to make this a public educational material as an insight for anyone who needs some information on trekking at the second rope of Bukit Tabur Kuala Lumpur.

Location of study : Second rope in Bukit Tabur Kuala Lumpur

5) Suggestion : Do take turns to climb down as this is an accident prone spot to watch out for.

View of the cliff from the opposite mountain range

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Trek safely, trek responsibly, Help keep Bukit Tabur clean.

Disclaimer : We are merely presenting facts on the terrain of that particular section/stretch/spot of Bukit Tabur West, focusing on second rope, some of the dangers and risk we perceived we feel best to make known for those who are interested to know.

We do not in any way commanding anyone to follow our ways in trekking.

We are in
no way to be hold responsible for any mishaps or accidents that arised from anyone using these information.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Be Responsible Be Safe Keep Bukit Tabur Clean

The Trekkers Site in facebook hopes to encourage all trekkers to share their passion in promoting safe trekking & responsible trekking.

There has been too many bad publicity in the past due to accidents in Bukit Tabur, we do not need another one or more to be the reasons for the authority to close down the place.

We need reponsible trekking, we need responsible trekkers to not only appreciate the place but also to encourage safe trekking among their friends.

The terrain of Bukit Tabur is unique and different from other tropical jungles, trekking in Bukit Tabur is challenging because of the rocks, and trekking is mostly on top of the range, any accidents that happen there, evacuation is very difficult.

Mountain climbing /trekking is actually very humbling experience, it opens our mind & sight to see what nature can offer and what we human's limitation there is.

The purpose of this site is for trekkers of Bukit Tabur to share their passion in working towards safe trekking in Bukit Tabur, but also together to create a clean environment when we pass by the trek.

if you see the below :

iresponsible littering,
vegetation burning,
irresponsible climbing like hanging on branches and cliff just to show their prowness,
irresponsible cutting of trees or the rocks to mark their name to tell the world they have been there,

do in a very TACTFUL WAY, remind them to be responsible & be safe.

Again, we would like to stress, ONCE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, rescue & evacuation is difficult.

Young Man & Young Woman, are the pillars at an important time such as no other for the development of family, community, society, and country, as well as the world around you.

Do not allow any any accidents to happen which can be avoided through responsible trekking.

Be safe, while enjoying yourself.

Never take things for granted, exercise self restraint & common sense.

Avoid accidents at all cost & counting.

Avoids fatality, in least expected ways.

Be considerate too as your accidents might affect the opportunities for other trekkers who enjoys trekking just like you, not a chance to Bukit Tabur.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Trekking Dogs in Bukit Tabur, Kuala lumpur

There are two lovely dogs, following trekkers, going up & down the Bukit Tabur, ( the crystal ridge ) in Kuala Lumpur.

CLICK HERE to watch the dogs in action on Jan 28, 2010.

Baboon in Bukit Tabur

These pictures are from Aloysius's camera, taken in August 2009 in Bukit Tabur,

Are they baboon ? i am not sure !!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Protect forests, scrap proposed KLORR plan

Tuesday January 12, 2010

THE Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) notes with concern that a new expressway which will cut through the Selangor State Park is being planned.

The proposed Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) would go from Selayang to Cheras and cut through the Klang Gates Wildlife Reserve and the Ampang and Gombak Forest Reserves.

This project is highlighted by the draft local plans that have recently been produced for the municipalities of Selayang, Ampang Jaya and Kajang.

The forests here are important for sustaining a wide variety of animals and plants, including large mammals such as the tapir, the MNS mascot.

We note that when a highway was built through the forests at Bukit Cherakah, at least seven tapirs ended up as roadkill.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the Malayan tapir (tapirus indicus) as an endangered species and it will be threatened further if the proposed road goes ahead.

Furthermore, the project will result in the further fragmentation of forest in Selangor. Fragmentation is a serious problem for wildlife in that their remaining population will be effectively divided.

MNS recognises that the Klang Valley needs a system of sustainable transportation to mitigate future traffic woes. What we need is new public transportation infrastructure because building new highways is not a long-term solution to congestion.

Expanding road infrastructure does not solve traffic woes in the long run as it only promotes development further afield and therefore urban sprawl (because as a highway initially shortens travel time, commuters would be encouraged to live further from the urban centre).

MNS objects to the plan to route the KLORR though the State Park and proposes that the state government stand true to its commitment to protect the forests for future generations.

The KLORR should be scrapped and removed from the draft local plans. The sanctity of the Selangor State Park should be maintained and further deforestation should be avoided.

Selangor Branch Chairman,
Malaysian Nature Society.

Article found in

Monday, January 18, 2010

How To Get To The Foothill Of Bukit Tabur

Further to our posting on how to get to the foothill of Bukit Tabur on jan 11, 2010.

I had a funny experience.

" Hei, I follow your instructions on how to get to the foothill of Bukit Tabur, but couldn't find some of the signs that you said. "

and so below was our conversation.

" Mr. so & so, describe to me some landmarks that you saw. "

" There are lots of big trees, like a thick forest, after i pass Melawati township."

" Oh, tell me exactly what you saw in Melawati township."

" Oh nothing, just some rows of building in black glass."

" ya, that's right.."

" other than those building in black glassed ? "

" Nothing."

I couldn't figure out what was wrong but to slowly guided him back to the foothill of Bukit Tabur, very near to Melawati Township.

When we met, suddenly something struck my mind & I asked.

" At what speed you drove just know ? "

" 160 KM/hr."

"Oh, is that so !! ............."

Monday, January 11, 2010

How to Get To The Foot hill Of Bukit Tabur

Route One : If you are coming from Kajang, Seremban

Exit Sg Besi toll, take MRR2 the road that towards Genting Highland direction.

some township that you will pass by are Cheras, Pandan Perdana, then Ampang( Flamingo Hotel) then Bukit Antarabangsa, Keramat, Zoo Negara, Melawati township.

please take note once you see Zoo Negara on your right, be prepared while continue your journey, until you see Giant Permata signboard.

a) cut in the junction to Giant ( but do not turn to Giant) , instead take a right turn, you will see two petrol Chiosk, BP and Caltex side by side, pass these two petrol kiosks, there will be two round about in front.

first round-about take a 12 o'clock direction,
second round-about take 12 o'clock direction,

after second round about, take another 12 o'clock direction you will come to the hillside route, turn right will take you to klang gate dam entrance.

b) If you have accidentally pass Giant, there is another exit, continue your journey until you pass Melawati township, be prepared to turn after you see a mosque on your right, on the left some pale orange/pinkish school building ( on elevated land) take that exit to Jalan Kolam Air, ( Klang Gate direction ) pass by Desa Melawati which you can see some rows of pale orange buildings, you can see Malay Cemetery on your right, International School, Choice Restaurent in front of International School.

Pass the restaurent to go forward to a round-about, take a 9 o' clock turn towards the hillside, turn right towards the klang gate dam.

Route Two : Coming From Jalan Pahang, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak.

Landmarks to look for are Tawakal Hospital, Setapak, Puspakom. Wardiburn Camp, TARC ( Tunku Abdul Rahman college)

until you come to a junction, one to Melawati on the right, and one to Melati/Genting Highland on the left. Take the 12 o'clock direction towards Jalan Kolam Air.

Some landmarks are rows of orange building on your left, further than this is a Malay Cemetery, International School, Choice Restaurent, pass all these landmarks until you come to a round- about, take a 9 oclock turn towards the hillside, turn right towards the klang gate dam.

Using Public Transport
Use Putra Line, stop at Wangsa Maju station, then take a taxi, give the taxi some landmarks such as the above if they said they do not know.

well, if these info still doesn't help, guess GPS will be the best guide.......haha.