Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cave Trekking: Gua Tempurung, Perak, Malaysia

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Last year, my hubby Matth and I decided to go to Cameron Highlands (Malaysia) for Christmas. Although it was definitely not easy to get a place to stay, since it was peak season, we still went there for the holidays. I guess it's a change of scenery from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Anyway, after a few days at Cameron, we just felt like we wanted to go some place else. We didn't really feel like going back yet.

So... we went to the Tourism Center, took some brochures of places we could go.

There were other nice towns and even jungle trekking and tour packages we could try, but Matth really like going to caves, and we saw this brochure for Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave). We also saw the photos from the brochures, and it was beautiful, so we decided to look for it. It was then that Matth and I knew that we're both adventurous.

We drove down from Cameron Highlands quite early, and by the time we arrived at Ipoh, it was almost around noon. We actually had no idea how to get to the cave, all we know was to get out of Cameron and go to Ipoh. We had to ask around... and eventually found the cave we were looking for.

I really thought we'd be walking in the cave with flash lights, and with bats flying around. Hehe. Lucky for me, since bats are nocturnal, they were asleep that time... and of course, it was a well lit place, with pathways. :)

We walked through the pathways, and as we go deeper to the cave, it was getting a bit humid. Which explains why you could see our oily faces. It was warm, so if you guys decide to go for the trekking, really bring a bottle of drinking water with you.

As we were walking, the was this one place where it was actually windy... so we had to stop there for awhile, relax and took some picture.

The cave is actually more than 3KM long... and of course there are parts that you couldn't really go through. It was really a good experience and we would definitely go cave trekking again and other caves... especially in Sarawak.

After cave trekking Gua Tempurung, we were so tired and hungry. We drove around looking for a nice place to eat. There were a lot of nice places... but we were lucky that we ended up at this nice town called Kampar.

When you get a chance to go to Kampar, you should try their specialty Chicken Curry Bun.

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After Kampar, before heading back to KL, we actually saw this road sign that said Lata Kinjang. So instead of heading straight to the Expressway that goes to KL... we thought of taking a drive there.

If you pass the North-South Expressway, you could actually see it. Since there were several times when we use the N-S expressway, we could see the waterfalls, we decided, why not check it out.

Lata Kinjang (Kinjang Waterfalls) is actually one of the tallest waterfalls in Malaysia. Once we've reached the place, there was actually a lot of families camping around it (since it was a holiday).

It's a nice place to relax, have picnic with the family, or just go there to hang out with friends.

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  1. I wasn't able to view the pictures, but I can imagine how beautiful those places are.

    I would be so scared to walk in a cave!! You are a brave woman!!

  2. i love the photos! sana makapunta din ako jan

  3. makapunta nga ng malaysia one time... hahaha :)

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  5. @Inspiration in Italy: yeah, it was an amazing experience for us.

    @Alicia: actually, the truth is, I was kinda scared at first, cause I really thought I'd see bats around (sleeping) or frogs (my phobia). Luckily, it was a huge cave, so I guess the bats were some other place in the cave where it's really dark so we couldn't see. :D

    @♥peachkins♥ & Dori and Auj: You guys should try and visit... but when you get the chance, just don't tour around KL... the best place here are these caves and jungles. Dito kasi they still preserve yung natural heritage nila. Especially in Sarawak/Sabah, a lot of tourist go there cause they could see all those really old trees... and I mean REALLY old. :D

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