Monday, August 31, 2009

Rainforest Camping Trip (I)

Our journey started at 2pm on the 29th of Aug, Saturday. I'm so glad the weather was looking good all along the way. I was so worried because it started raining since a few days ago.

And what you saw in this picture is our legendary 'Gunung Ledang' or Mount Ophir. There are stories about this 'Gunung Ledang'! It is most famous being it the legendary princess called 'Puteri Gunung Ledang' once wooed by the Sultan of Melacca(Melaka). The Sultan had heard of her beauty and wanted to marry her but she set seven impossible conditions to him! You can read through the legendary story from this web page http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LegendofGunungLedang or http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuteriGunungLedang or use google search for Legend of Gunung Ledang or Puteri Gunung Ledang and I'm sure you going to love it.

I was the one who incharged to prepare all the food for about 18 persons included children for a 3 days camping trip. I was too busy and don't even have time to take down the pictures! We always store extra food for emergency use. Who knows!!!
There are many oil palm plantations along the way which owns by SIME DARBY. And these are the estate houses for the employees. Before entering the reserve forest, we need to get permit from the oil palm plantation office for using their entrance to get to the other entrance. It was about 3.30pm when we reached to the oil palm plantation entrance.
All the oil palms will be gathered here in the upper storage to wait for delivery. These oil palm will be deliver directly to the oil palm factory for further process.
These are the fruiting oil palm trees and will be cut down in another few more years.

Now, we were at the bother between the oil palm plantation (on the right) and the reserve rainforest (on the left). They have installed electrical wires in some of the areas, to scare off the wild elephants and tigers. Oh yes, there are tigers in there!!!
We get down to take some fresh air in half way. As for me, I'm going to take more pictures of coz! Unexpectedly, the forest is actually really hot and dry!
I love this picture view! What do you think??? This is the down stream and we're going up stream. You can easily find animals foot prints along the side. They are coming down for water.
What do you think these are???? he he he....

And this one here????..... Oh yes, really big!

The foot print is about 6-7 inches long!
**TO BE CONTINUED......

5 comments:

Mary said...

What an experience this must have been. Your photos are terrific. I can't wait to see more.

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks like fun :)

Elra said...

What a fun trip!!! Looking forward for part two!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks fun but scary! Tigers? I'd be afraid to go to sleep!

Diana Bauman said...

I just went through and followed all of your posts on your camping trip! How fun!!! I've never even seen a rainforest, so it was great fun seeing all the different kinds of plants. Looks like you all had so much fun!

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