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Monday, December 11, 2006

FRIM outing

It's been a while since I had a nature outing. And that is just what I did this morning at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), together with a few cell group members.

It was the first time I had been to the place. And what a pleasant surprise I had when I first stepped into the compound. Who would've imagined there would be such a lush, green lung just not far away from the city center.

Li Lian, Yee Lin, Keng Fong and Theen Kin

We went for one of the 5 trails that joggers could pick from - the Rover track. This was also the trail that would bring us to the famed Canopy Walkway, a 200m long bridge suspended 30 meters above ground.


Unfortunately, we didn't know that the Canopy Walkway was closed on Mondays and Fridays until it was too late. So the girls decided to do some posing to make up for the lost pleasure.

Brokeback Forest?

Anyway, we did enjoy the trekking , though some parts of the trail were a bit difficult to manoeuvre for the casual jogger. The ground was also a bit slippery due to the rainy season that has plagued the Klang Valley for quite some time now.

One unpleasant experience were the leeches that are abundant along the track. You can see the little critters crawling along the track if you look closely. I even had two stuck to my leg. There was no pain though, and I figure by contributing a bit back to mother nature's creatures meant the balance would be preserved.

Note to those planning a trip there: always bring a packet of salt. You never know when you'll need it.

Sokongilah kempen menderma darah

It was a refreshing day out. But every good time has its price, and this time it was the fatigue after the trip, partly because I didn't really sleep much the night before.

Ah well, time for bed.


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