Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Expedition to Mancar Sebako waterfall with Wilson Chin and friends at Borneo, Sarawak

Mancar Sebako Village, it’s a village which belongs to the Bidayuh Sebako people, a local native group in Sarawak. Located at Lundu/Sematan. The unique about this place it’s the wonder creation of nature, the multiple tier of waterfall hiding deep inside the jungle.

A water hydro station was build next to the village, however I’m not sure if the village are using the power generate by the station.
I have been thinking of coming to this places for a very long time, and finally I have the chance to visit this place. It rain on the night before I go, it dampened my hope on the expedition might be cancel due to heavy rain. But fortunate enough the next day the weather was fine.

Upon reaching the village, our porters are waiting for us at their house. We unload our food supply, and cooking gear to let the porter carry for us.

It took us around 35 minutes’ walk from the village to the hydro station. This is just flat ground hiking, there is a stairway next to the station, and that is where the challenge starts. With around 150m elevation, it took me around 20 min to slowly walk up the stairway.

I remember my last exercise was maybe around 4 months ago, so it was a tough challenge. I stop few times to catch my breath, and continue walking again.
This stairway was funded by the Sarawak energy company, and build by the local people there. Its not an easy job, as they have to carry the cement steps, and arrange it nicely to become a staircase.

Then, I saw huge water pipe connecting to each other section by section. This is the water source for the village people, and they are very lucky to be able to get clean and free water.

Reached a water dam on the end of the water pipeline. The dam collects part of the water, and it flows into the pipe. The exceed water then flows out down into the forest. We stop here for a quick break, and to catch our breath.

We have reach another waterfall, the journey continue after the break, and I check my time it was around 11.30am. I start my journey at 9am. I have a tent, a matt, two 1.5 litter of water, clothes, sandals, rain coat, utensils, torchlight, knife, power banks, camera, camcorder, and some mics stuff all weigh around 10 kg at my back. Can feel my shoulder are stiff, and leg a bit sore.

But the journey did not stop there, we have to continue hiking into the jungle again. And this time with dense forest, can tell that seldom have people here, that is why the path are always been block by vines, and leaves.

Another waterfall, and multiple tiers of waterfall. We climbs all the way up by following the source of the water. This is rock climbing!!!

When we reach to tier no 9, we stop there to setup camp. That will be the place we stay for one night. Our guide and my friends start to collecting wood to setup camp, and fire. While some of us get ready to cook lunch.

It starts to drizzling after we finish setup camp, and manage to hide under the camp. That night I did not sleep well, maybe because I’m not use to the environment. Camping next to the waterfall is my first experience, I always have this feeling that it was raining, due to the water sound, but its not.

The next morning, we hike further up again. The view up there was breathtaking!!!
I like it there, just that it require 3 hours plus to reach to the waterfall. Hope one day my team and I can come back and camp here again.

Dear readers, do enjoy my video, and I will see you in my next post. Thank you for reading.
Time, States and Map trail Record


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Monday, August 25, 2014

3 Fashion Looks With Daniel Wellington Watches

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Boat Tour to Bako Natiional Park at Sarawak, Borneo with Wilson Chin

The Bako National Park at Sarawak, Borneo. The oldest national park in Sarawak, driving needs around 30 minutes from Kuching City. I was there last week, bring a few friends from Johor to visit this place. My last visit was here (click to read). The place are very well organise, there are lodge, hostel, and camp site for visitor who wish to overnight. That day I went for day trip. Checkout the photos I took that day.

The famous Bako Seastack and Wilson Chin (me)

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Sematan Palm Beach Resort Family Trip with Wilson Chin and Friends

My weekend trip is went to Sematan Palm Beach Resort with my friends and family. Its a hot Saturday, and from Kuching we have to drive to Sematan, the journey takes about 1 1/2 hour.

Upon reaching the Sematan town, we stop by at the market to buy durian. And ate the durian on the spot too, very delicious when you get to eat with a bunch of good friends. Everyone want a piece of the durian, and we can eat as much as we want.

The sky was dark when we reach the resort, so since is hot that hot my friends and I get change and swim in the sea. They have a swimming pool, and the water in the pool are a bit salty.

That night, I ate a lot. My friends bring a lot of food over, and we also barbecue, and share our food with our neighbor. After dinner, we then play the lantern, and follow by a movie. Overall it was a fun trip :) will come back again in the future.