EngLee's Path

A blog about Eng Lee's life, a freelance programmer in Royal Klang Town (Malaysia).

Friday, October 28, 2005

Gunung Datuk Hiking Trip

Again, I went to Gunung Datuk (Grandfather Hill, directly translated) for hiking. This is another impromptu trip, which we are just discussing it and confirmed it on Friday and we are sleeping up on the hill on last Saturday night.

The Direction

We head south in North South Highway until we exited the highway at “Pedas Linggi”. We took a left turning after the toll and follow Rembau all the way until we see “Hutan Lipur Gunung Datuk” signboard. I suppose there will be another two left turnings to reach the place. If you follow the “Hutan Lipur” signboard closely, you will have no problem reaching the place.

Climb, climb, climb!

We reach the bottom of the mountain at around 4:30pm. (I know it’s really late) Spend some time registering and paid RM9.00 for some useless stuffs. We started climbing at 5:00pm. 6 of us, Robert, SingThai, JiaWen, ShenLong, Liew and I were in the trip to sleep up on the hill.

Since this is my second trip to the place, I know it’s not very hard to reach the peak. The route itself is not tough, it the weight of our haversacks makes the trip slightly tough. Liew, the oldest among us was doing a great job this time. I remembered that he had a hard time in previous climb.

It took around two and a half hours to reach the peak. We left our bags on the small hut and climbed the rock to the peak as soon as we reached there. There was a group of Singaporeans that were already up on the hill when we arrived. They were so kind to offer us one of the two huts there. I heard that they are from some kind of hiking society in school. Well, thanks for the hut.

The wind was strong in the early night. It was very unfortunate for the Singaporeans when their hut collapsed. We return their kindness with our only tent. Six of us slept in the very tiny hut the whole night.

Second day

We woke up early in the morning to eat everything we brought up. Before we managed to come down, I had stomachache, probably caused by eating too much. I had my first time in middle of leaves. The feeling was so different when I had to worry that somebody might be coming. Well, a good experience!

It took an hour for me to travel down the mountain. After all of us washed ourselves at the bottom of the hill, we head to Seremban to have our lunch.

I can say that Gunung Datuk is a good place to go if you don’t have much time or stamina. Since it’s only a two-hour climb, you can expect that the route should actually quite steep, so that we can reach 2,900 feet above sea level in such a short time. I’m looking forward for a few more hills in coming weeks. Coming with me? Drop me a mail.


  • At Monday, October 31, 2005 6:03:00 PM, Blogger zbjernak said…

    errr...later might have englee trees from your dump there


    but 5pm to start a climb...isnt a bit too late?

    climbing...like it too
    but dunno lah
    never hav the feel to go yet...
    dunno i scare wht...


  • At Monday, October 31, 2005 6:15:00 PM, Blogger EngLee said…

    Maybe I can go back there after few years to check for EngLee tree. I can remember the spot. LOL!

    If you climb once, you will want to go again, and again. :)

  • At Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i wont b goin....it seem to b a borin trip...was\tin my time

  • At Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    it seem 2 be a long trip....isn't it borin....it suxs man the skools siao...blah!nth beta 2 do... bloody asshole! only stupid people will climb this mountain...

  • At Sunday, November 11, 2007 7:39:00 AM, Anonymous am_parjo said…

    i think the trip is really exciting. to Anonymous 2, how about u try to climb the mountain 1st?? then u'll see it is boring or not..

    the most exciting part is when u go to the top of the mountain. it very challenging to climb up and down that rock. huh.. if u see down.. whoa.. very2 far.. if jatuh,mati maa... hehe.. :P

  • At Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:30:00 PM, Blogger song-ina said…

    Thanks englee! At least i got some facts about the trip as my school will be bringing us there for the hiking.... my teacher also said that the trip is quite challenging and it is not about whether you have the stamina to climb or anything but it is about perseverance and self-discipline. That is why only certain students who have come for the training without skipping any of it will be allowed to go there.


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