Sunday, November 08, 2020

Camping Trip to Kampung Sting and Visit the Pe'an Waterfall at Bengoh Dam

This is the first time my wife and children follow me to go for a camping trip, and for this trip, I also bought a new 3 person tent from Decathlon, so in future, I can have more camping trip with my family. Let them enjoy nature together. 
Raining season is just around the corner, now almost every evening it rains. So I also prepare raincoat for my kid. 
And as predicted, it rains. My wife and I quickly put on the rain jacket for our boy. But it is good to let him experience. 
After 15 mins of the boat ride, we reach the jetty of Mr Bodui, my friends will be staying at his homestay, while I will do camping.
Its another 15 mins hike up all the way to the homestay, so my first round its to carry my boy and accompany my wife to reach the homestay after that I will come down again to get my tent and the backpack. 

I have no hands to record any video or photos, it rains a bit, and my son is enjoying it. I'm so happy about that. 

Nowadays there are so many other homestays nearby, where they don't allow me to camp at the empty space near their house anymore. So luckily Bodui builds this bamboo platform next to his house, so my friend and I set up our tent and camp there. 


Ervinna is my neighbour, she is using a Naturehike brand single person tent, which I found it very convenient and easy to bring. Mine is a 3 person tent from Decathlon, and the weight it is around 3kg. 


Bodui builds a very nice space in front of his homestay, this allows us to hang out there, and enjoy the view.

It was still dry at our place, but we can see pouring starts from the mountain range on the further end there. 

We had a very nice dinner, traditional Bidayuh cooking. After dinner, we drink tea, coffee, and chit chat with Bodui. 

Sleeping time for my boy is around 8.30pm - 9pm. At first, he is actively moving around in the tent, after all his energy drain, he then slowly fall asleep next to his mum, while holding my hand.

The next morning, I boil water to make some milo for my boy and wife. Also cooked instant noodles for them as breakfast. 

Capture some timelapse photos, this can be seen in my video.  http://youtube.com/wilsonchin


There are cats, dogs and chicken running around the homestay.

The beautiful morning scene and my cute little boy.

My wife is enjoying a good view while having her morning drinks.

Time for some droning

So many waterfalls can be seen on that river.




Next, we visit Pean Waterfall a.k.a curtain waterfall.


Look like my boy is enjoying the hike too.


My boy and I crossing one of the bamboos bridge

Here we are, the curtain waterfall. 


After spending more than an hour at the waterfall, it is then time for us to go back home.
After all the adventure, it also drains all my boy energy, as he immediately falls asleep at the waterfall there, I will need to carry him because it is very muddy, let's go...


He is then awake after the boat starts, and it slowly started to rain again, so we quickly dress him up in his rain jacket again. 

More adventure in future for my family and me.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Segong River and Adis Buan with My Family

After reached the Adis Buan resort (can google map for location), there is an entrance at the right of the resort in which look something like this. Normally the locals will use this trailhead to go into the jungle. 
It rains yesterday, and the trail is extremely muddy, so this is a good experience for my children and wife, as these city people can experience the feeling of hiking on a muddy trail. 😝
I felt very happy that two of my children likes the trail very much, I want to train them, so they can go hike with me soon. And also make them care for nature. 
The Segong river has crystal clear water, I like this place very much. I hike to the Ulu Segong are before, which you can read it here
This is the most enjoyable moment of my life, bringing my family to enjoy nature on a weekend.



Saturday, October 10, 2020

Exploration to the Kampung Kiding and Gareg Waterfall at the Bengoh Range area

In the year 2015 was my first visit to Kampung Kiding, as my friends and I hike all the way up from the base until Kampung Kiding (the very last village)

One of the big improvement for this place its now they have Tar Road all the way from the base until the last kampung (village)

Unlike back in the old days, so now in order to hike to this place, it is also compulsory to hire a local guide from the ketua kampung. The guide in yellow, he is in his 70s, retires Sarawak forestry staff, so now he follows us to go hiking most of the time.

Giant ginger


There are many bamboo bridges along the way, and the village maintains all these really well.

Kampung Kiding it's one of the many kampung which situated inside the meteor crater from millions of years ago. In which created all of these wonderful landscapes.

Due to its unique geographical landscape, this kampung it's situated at an average of 450 meter above sea level.




Bamboo shoot, a local delicacy, very tasty if you cook it with curry. 


My friends are mostly in their senior stage, so it took us quite some time to hike, as we will stop occasionally for rest, photos, and chitchat. 

I remember that in school, I was being taught by counting the annual rings of wood growth inside the tree, we can know roughly how old its the tree. 
For example, you look at this one here, easily reach up to 50 round circle and above. But to cut down a tree, you will only need less than an hour if using a chainsaw. 


The trail to the waterfall it's beautiful, there are fruit trees, vegetable plantation, paddy field, small farm hut, running water connected with bamboo, and more.


This place has been clear quite a lot, I remember 5 years ago, this area it's still full of trees and vegetation. and now most of it its paddy

I like this view, the range its called the Bengoh Range. it's a long stretch of the mountain range which was created million years ago when a meteor hit this area. 




A few times that I almost step on the paddy, because it's so tiny, and also looks the same as normal grass.










The Gareg Waterfall at Kampung Kiding



Trail Data

Diatance: 4km (one way)
Max Elevation: 574 m
Min Elevation: 319
Total Time: 2h 50m ← we stop a lot for photos and rest